Vintage Subway Sun advertisments show bad subway manners have been around since the 1940s

Although manspreaders seem like a problem that came about with millennials, it turns out they are nothing new.

Thanks to the permanent exhibit at the New York Transit Museum, we have a window into “Subway Sun” courtesy campaigns from the 1940s.

Meanwhile, if you want to stop manspreading and other bad habits in the subway, the Transit Museum is now selling tee shirts, mugs and magnets with their current “Courtesy Counts” campaign. More information available at nytransitmuseumstore.com.