Lake Merritt B.A.R.T. Station, Oakland, California, circa 1972

Summary

Starting in the 1970s, concerns about traffic congestion, pollution and the plight of cities spurred the construction of new commuter transit systems. This postcard celebrates the 1972 opening of the San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit's (BART) Lake Merritt station in Oakland, CA. The reproduction BART ticket was "not usable for passage."

Starting in the 1970s, concerns about traffic congestion, pollution and the plight of cities spurred the construction of new commuter transit systems. This postcard celebrates the 1972 opening of the San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit's (BART) Lake Merritt station in Oakland, CA. The reproduction BART ticket was "not usable for passage."

Artifact

Postcard

Date Made

circa 1972

Subject Date

circa 1972

Creators

Mike Roberts Color Productions 

Hakanson, R. and C. 

Place of Creation

United States, California, Berkeley 

United States, California, San Pablo 

Creator Notes

Published by R. and C. Hakanson, San Pablo, California; color by Mike Roberts Color Productions, Berkeley, California

Driving America
 On Exhibit

at Henry Ford Museum in Driving America

Object ID

2011.38.1

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Paper (Fiber product)

Technique

Photomechanical processes

Color

Multicolored

Dimensions

Height: 3.5 in

Width: 5.5 in

Inscriptions

Ticket facsimile on front of postcard reads: INSERT / THIS / SIDE / UP / BART Printed on left side of address side: OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA / BART - Lake Merritt Station / One of the 34 custom-designed stations serve- / ing 75 miles of the central Bay Area. / This billion dollar high speed system is / only only the most modern transportation / system in the world, but boasts of the / world's longest underwater transit tube / connecting downtown Oakland and down- / town San Francisco. / The facsmilie of the BART ticket is not / usable for passage.

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