If you came here by subway you may have had trouble
finding the right station, since often the station name is not easily
seen from the crowded car. If you came by bus, or on foot, missing
or changed street signs may have added to the aggravation. If you
came by cab, just count yourself among the lucky to have made it.
One hundred and twenty years ago, sitting in the Victorian comfort
of your tramway car, this station indicator (patented March 14,
1871 by Joseph Bell Alexander, of Washington D.C.) would have given
you the information, clearly, simply and unambiguously. You would
have known just where the "Cooper Institute" was.
So welcome to it anyway and enjoy the show!