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London subway pass, 1983

London subway pass, 1983
From a trip to London in 1983. I went to London on the trip to explore what gay life was like in London. Since it was early in the AIDS epidemic and AIDS rates were still relatively low in UK, American gays were frequently warned to lie about their nationality and claim to be Canadian, that European gays would avoid us because we were seen as AIDS carriers. I encountered very little of that on the trip. (Date photo taken as set as the date the card was issued, I have no idea when it was scanned.)

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James Ruddy
James Ruddy
Good souvenir.
3 years ago.
David Goulart
David Goulart
you had to give them a picture to ride the subway?
3 years ago.
Don Barrett (aka DBs… has replied to David Goulart
In those days a pass good for multiple days (that was good for a week) required a picture (see Jasperdo's experience, below). In LA even now, to get the metro card that consistently gives you a senior rate, you have to provide a picture.
3 years ago.
Jasperdo
Jasperdo
When we first went to London in 2000, we bought a 7 day All Zone pass. We didn't need a photo. A few years later when we went to Paris, we bought a Carte Orange transit pass at a tabac shop. We needed a passport sized photo for that. Luckily I had researched it before we left home, and I printed out a couple on our home computer.
3 years ago.