Subway fares raised 1948

Carmen Gherdol of Long Island City, N.Y. drops the last nickel permitted to be dropped in one of the BMT-IRT subway turnstiles at Times Square, New York, June 30, 1948 when the fare was raised to ten cents for a subway ride in New York City. Assistant supervisor Bartholomew Barry, left, prepares to pull a canvas cover over the slot, until it is changed over to receive the smaller coin. Others are unidentified. (AP Photo/Matty Zimmerman)