Brooklyn native Patrick Cullinan snapped these photos of the Myrtle Avenue "El" in the 1950's and 1960's, showing the then-aging elevated train line, its passengers, and surrounding areas. Cullinan remembers the "El" fondly:
The Myrtle Elevated line is dear to my heart because of nostalgic associations with Bishop Loughlin Memorial High School, which I attended in the 1950's. Over a period of four years, I traveled the line from Knickerbocker Avenue to Vanderbilt Avenue, enjoying the homely views along the way. I used to be especially touched by windows decked out top to bottom with house plants, which I took to be a sign of a godly dwelling and a reverent hand.
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