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Tote bag

Object Number: 
Cotton and vinyl
Overall: 25 × 14 1/4 × 1/4 in. (63.5 × 36.2 × 0.6 cm)
Tag affixed along bag interior printed “ / MTA OFFICIALLY / LICENSED / 100% cotton / made in USA."

Square black bag with two long, black strap handles. Face of bag printed in white letters: "Second / Avenue / Subway." Upper left of face also printed with silhouette of New York State and logo "MTA" surrounded by circle.

Gallery Label: 

After over thirty years of construction, New York City’s long-awaited Second Avenue Subway line finally opened on January 1, 2017. On December 31, 2016, just prior to the public opening, the line was celebrated at an invitation-only New Years’ Eve gathering and inaugural ride sponsored by fourteen New York City cultural institutions. The New-York Historical Society numbered among the event’s sponsor. Among those in attendance was the Historical Society’s President and CEO, Dr. Louise Mirrer, who received these souvenirs that evening.

Credit Line: 
Gift of Louise Mirrer, PhD, President and CEO, New-York Historical Society
Place Made: 
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group