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This image provided by the MTA courtesy of the New York Transit Museum shows Ellen Hart, who appeared on placards in the New York City subways during March and April of 1959 in the “Meet Miss Subways” campaign.

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Decades of Miss Subways smiled on NYC straphangers

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.


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