It's great to see old, yet quality photographs, getting the attention they deserve. Pictures showing the everyday of a great city like New York in 1973 simply show you how great is to live in 2012. Those were some creepy trains.

It's well-known the NY subway system was pretty much of a ... trainwreck ... back then, and you can see that in these pictures. I wouldn't be surprised if we had seen the warriors in these pics. Anyways, these are part of a greater project by Erik Calonius, called DOCUMERICA. There are other great pictures for you to see in the The U.S. National Archives flickrstream. Go check it out. Cheers! ;)

Many Subway Cars in New York City Have Been Spray-Painted by Vandals. 05/1973

Many Subway Cars in New York City Have Been Spray-Painted by Vandals. 05/1973

Man Backs Away from Roar of Subway Train. 05/1973

Herald Square Subway Station. 05/1973

This "Broadway Local" Subway Car, Like Many Others, Has Been Decorated by Vandals. 05/1973

Commuters on Subway. 05/1973

Interior of Graffiti-Marked Subway Car. 05/1973

125th Street Elevated Train Platform. 05/1973

Times Square Subway Station and Subway Graffiti. 05/1973

Trains Like This One Have Been Spray-Painted by Vandals. 05/1973

Trains Like This One Have Been Spray-Painted by Vandals. 05/1973

125th Street Elevated Train Platform. 05/1973

Subway Car.  05/1973

Subway Trains, Like This One, Have Been Spray-Painted by Vandals. 05/1973

A Woman Waits for A Train at the 79th Street Station. 05/1973

Vandals Have Spray-Painted Messages on Walls of This Subway Station (116th Street). 05/1973

Vandals Have Spray-Painted This Subway Car. 05/1973

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