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IMAGES OF THE DAY: Transit Posters From Canada’s Past
July 14, 2012
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If you've ever taken public transit, you're probably aware that there's an etiquette to the whole experience: some of that is explicit ("please move to the back of the car") and some not so much (don't put your shopping bags on an empty seat in a crowded bus).

It turns out public transit ads in a couple of Canada's major cities used to make those questions of etiquette a whole lot more explicit. But at least they did so in style, as you can see in this collection of vintage ads from the Toronto and Vancouver transit systems:

Toronto Transit Commission Ads from various eras...

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And here are some vintage ads from Vancouver, circa 1958. Less focus on etiquette, but you've got to be happy that angry guy's not driving...

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In more recent subway etiquette news, an enterprising artist in NYC has taken it upon himself to produce posters explaining what not to do while riding transit today. Check out a couple of Jay Shells' commandments below:

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