By nonane on Thu, 03/19/2009 - 7:55pm
In the mid to late 1950s, MIT professors Kevin Lynch and Gyorgy Kepes did a five-year study on city planning which involved studying and photographing various parts of the city. The MIT libraries have put up a portion of the Kepes-Lynch Photograph collection on flickr, with more supporting documentation available in the DOME repository.
The photos include some great late-50s images of subways and stations, neon signs, and wrought iron details. The T was worried about fare evasion then too -- some things never change.