Transit tickets sure were pretty in 1937
Cool transit find of the week: This Capital Transit Company ticket from exactly 76 years ago, featuring robins and cherry blossoms.
For those keeping score at home, in 1937 it cost $1.25 for a week's worth of unlimited streetcar and bus rides. Adjusted for inflation, that's about $20. For comparison, WMATA weekly passes today go for $16 for a bus-only pass, and a little under $60 for a rail pass.
1937 Capital Transit ticket. Photo by u/stampepk on reddit.
Cross-posted at BeyondDC.
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