You've probably seen those old Subway Sun etiquette posters from the 1940s, but that wasn't the only etiquette campaign that's run on the city's trains. Meet Etti-Cat, the Transit Authority's odd mascot of good manners, who was introduced in 1962, around the same time marijuana use was on the rise.

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Prior to the campaign launch, the NY Times reported that Etti-Cat would appear in about 3,000 subway cars, and is "portrayed as a most polite creature advocating the authority's campaign for courtesy. The first picture will be succeeded by others calculated to discourage defacement of walls and posters. The first shows Etti-Cat with his mouth open, as though speaking." Etti-Cat was not a fan of brevity...

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Was Etti-Cat real? Was it kept in the G train portal? What do we know about Etti-Cat? Not much... the Times noted that when they asked the authority spokesman if the cat was real, they were pointed to the authority's official announcement, which said: "Charles L. Patterson, T.A. Chairman, indicated that if Etti-Cat is adopted by the public he will hold a news conference for the pet so that riders can learn more about the new subway mascot."

Etti-Cat (who also authored a book about etiquette outside of the subway system) was never heard from again... but does live on at the Transit Museum—ask about him/her at their etiquette event later this month!