Stories in Sterling: Four Centuries of Silver in New York
Silver, steel, ebony
Embodying the pride and exhilaration surrounding the completion of New York City’s first subway system, this controller handle was used by Mayor George B. McClellan, Jr. (1865-1940) to operate the first subway train on its maiden voyage on October 27, 1904.
New-York Historical Society, Gift of George B. McClellan
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