Ye Olde MetroCard: Check Out These Ancient Subway Tickets


According to the ticket’s photographer, Kate Gardiner, head of WNYC’s Archives Andy Lanset recently purchased these very cool-looking old-fashioned subway tickets for the station. The New York City subway cost 5 cents when it first opened in 1904 and that fare stayed the same all the way until 1948. So, as any historian would say, these tickets are probably pretty damn old. By the way, in 1948, the fare doubled to 10 cents, a hike with which everyone was probably totally cool.