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These NYC Subway Portraits From The ’60s Are Marvelous

What is it about spying on people on the train — no matter what decade — that’s just so delightful?

1. These portraits were taken by Irving I. Herzberg in the NYC subway in the ’60s and ’70s…proof that people not knowing they’re being watched are the most fascinating types.

Courtesy Brooklyn Public Library/Irving I. Herzberg
Courtesy Brooklyn Public Library/Irving I. Herzberg
Courtesy Brooklyn Public Library/Irving I. Herzberg
Courtesy Brooklyn Public Library/Irving I. Herzberg
Courtesy Brooklyn Public Library/Irving I. Herzberg
Courtesy Brooklyn Public Library/Irving I. Herzberg
Courtesy Brooklyn Public Library/Irving I. Herzberg
Courtesy Brooklyn Public Library/Irving I. Herzberg
Courtesy Brooklyn Public Library/Irving I. Herzberg
Courtesy Brooklyn Public Library/Irving I. Herzberg

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