Saturday, October 13, 2012

Decades of Miss Subways
Smiled on NYC Straphangers

AP Photo/Fiona Gardner

NEW YORK, NY.- It was an ad campaign conceived as eye candy to bring attention to other advertisements in New York's transit system. But the "Meet Miss Subways" beauty contest posters of pretty young New York women and their aspirations quickly evolved into a popular and even groundbreaking fixture that ran for 35 years, from 1941 to 1976. When photographer Fiona Gardner first learned about it she "immediately wanted to know what happened to all the women." She set out to find out...

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