For how long did New York City have a Miss Subways?

The Miss Subways program, run by the New York Subway Advertising Company, started in May 1941 and ended in December 1976.

Every month a Miss Subways, a woman over 17, not an actress or a model, was chosen.

She was featured on signs and was given a $50 sterling silver charm with dangling subway tokens.

The first Miss Subways was future movie actress Mona Freeman; the last was Heide Hafner.

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