Where have you gone, Miss Subway

subwaysslide02The American Studies in me loves stuff like this:  a beauty contest held by the MTA to promote the subway.  Running from 1941 to 1976, the annual contest is now long since past.  However, it was revived in 2004 for a one-time event promoting the 100 years of the subway.  The NY Times ran a nice photo spread of past winners and photos of them now.  And while we’re on the subject, who could forget those NJ Turnpike “Pikettes?”

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