Tuesday, December 01, 2015

Carnival Ferris Wheel Operator

Three black and white snapshots of an operator for a Ferris Wheel. The wheel was part of a traveling carnival. The photographs were taken in June of 1959. I like his apron set up to take money and issue tickets.

Monday, November 30, 2015

Cute Poses at Disneyland

Two different photographs of cute poses at Disneyland. First up is Mr. and Ms. Spaceman in Tomorrowland. In the background can be seen the Thimbledrome Flight Circle.

The second image is of a very cute girl holding her great sunglasses and holding a shopping bag, maybe holding an Art Corner cel.

Friday, November 27, 2015

Souvenir Friday- 1983 Peter Pan's Flight Attraction Poster

In 1983 several new attraction posters were created by WED. Most of the art was created for the opening of Tokyo Disneyland and were changed for use in Disneyland. Many were based upon the original posters from the 1950s. The Peter Pan flight features one of the flying pirate ships loaded with happy guests flying past Big Ben of London. I have posted three different shots of the poster, this poster is framed and on the original plexiglass as mounted while up in the park.

Thursday, November 26, 2015

More Black and White Images

A couple of more great images from a visit in 1958. First up is a shot of dad, two sons and the daughter waiting for the start of the round trip on the Viewliner. It looks like dad is holding one of the Tinkerbell glow wands.

The second image appears to be from the Chicken Plantation restaurant in Frontierland. The note on the reverse is very cute: Andrew at Disneyland & wouldn't he try hard to get his head stuck in the fence.

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Great Black and White Disneyland Images

I rarely use the word great to describe most of the photographs, but these two snapshots are great. First up is an image of a boy and his dad starting the trip to nowhere in particular on Mr. Toad's Wild Ride. What makes this great is the shot of the mural in the background. The mural previewed the trip guests would take with Mr. Toad.

The second image shows the dad and another son hanging out on Main Street in front of the Insurance of North America storefront. The photo shows a nice close up of how the light pole signs were installed for the 1958 opening of the Grand Canyon tunnel on the Disneyland Santa Fe Railroad. The trash can in the background is also great.

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Steel and Bridges

Two more views of pavilions at the 1939 New York World's Fair. First up is the steel structure for the United States Steel. The dome structure looks kind of like a hard hat. The pavilion featured the story of steel from mining to final manufacturing.

The second image shows the bridge supporting the longest escalator from the end of the show Democracity seen inside the Perisphere. The bridge connected the Trylon to the Perisphere. The two structures were the main theme buildings for the World's Fair and are featured in much of the merchandise.

Monday, November 23, 2015

Two views of the exhibit buildings at the 1939 New York World's Fair. First up is the Westinghouse exhibit. This exhibit was home to two modern marvels, the Robot and Television. The building has a great streamline industrial modern look and I really like the lighting tower, it must have looked spectacular at night.

The second image is the Kodak pavilion. The tower used to draw visitors in was composed of giant photographs. The building continues the streamline industrial modern look. I am strangely attracted to the font used for Kodak on the building.