NYC subway crowding 1956

Juana Otero, a victim of heat exhaustion in the abnormally packed Grand Central subway station in New York, gets assistance from transit policeman Arthur Dixon as other victims rest in a corner of the station, July 16, 1956. Numerous other rush hour travelers required aid as a surging mass of humanity sought shuttle transport to the West Side subway system after a busy section of the East Side tube was put out of commission as a result of the weekend fire in the Old Wanamaker department store. (AP Photo/Jacob Harris)