Thursday, February 26, 2015

Scenes Along a Jungle River

Two more nice snapshots from the same trip I have been posting the last couple of days. This time the photographer was in Adventureland at the load and unload area at the Jungle River Cruise. First image shows the Ganges Gal being unloaded. Note the kid in the fantastic red shirt (with musical notes) is wearing a yellow Keppy Kap.

Next up two Jungle Cruise guides poses for the photographer. In the early days, before OSHA, the Jungle Cruise guides wore sandals to work. The shirts are great especially the red shirt with the bamboo design. The skipper in the color striped shirt looks like Neil Patrick Harris and the other skipper looks like Kevin Kidney. The flag on the back of the boat is the flag of East Turkistan (and also the flag of the Great Khanate.)

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Scenes in Fantasyland

Two more nice color snapshots from Disneyland. The first view is of the dining area in front of the Chicken of the Sea Pirate ship. This is another great view of the colorful umbrellas used to shade the tables. Note that this image is prior to the construction of Skull Rock.

The second snapshot is of the Sleeping Beauty Castle courtyard. Note the colorful information/ticket booth in the left hand side.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Disneyland Entrance

Two snapshots of the entrance to Disneyland in color. The first image is of the Main Street Station, Floral Mickey Mouse and the attraction poster fence. Three nice posters are on display, Autopia, Astrojets, and Art Corner.

The photographer turned around and snapped a photograph of the ticket booths and information booth at the entrance. I am drawn to the many flags on top of the ticket booths including the orange flag with Mickey Mouse and blue and white flag with the large Gothic D. Also I am drawn to the great design of the information booth.

Monday, February 23, 2015

Aunt Jemima's Pancake House Disneyland Circa Late 1960s Photograph #7

The last image in the collection showcasing the Aunt Jemima Pancake House restaurant is another rare interior. The shot shows the set of tables around the interior fountain area. Check out the floral pattern on the curtains and valances, which matches the tabletops.

Friday, February 20, 2015

Souvenir Friday- Aunt Jemima's Bowling Team Shirt

Continuing the Aunt Jemima theme of the last week, today's souvenir is a bowling team shirt Disneyland has a long tradition of sponsored bowling and other sports teams. The teams would consist of employees for individual stores, attractions or even a division such as custodial or maintenance. This shirt is for the team made up of employees from Aunt Jemima's in Disneyland. I have heard tales that Sunkist would specifically hire baseball players from local colleges to make sure they would win the softball league.

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Aunt Jemima's Pancake House Disneyland Circa Late 1960s Photograph #6

Today's post is a rare color interior shot of the restaurant. The interior features great wrought iron and exposed brick. The tables scream 1960s with the floral pattern. And the sugar, salt and milk creamer containers are hobnail milk glass with silver titles.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Aunt Jemima's Pancake House Disneyland Circa Late 1960s Photograph #5

A black and white photograph of the Aunt Jemima kitchen with guests in the park. The image was taken on the Rivers of America, I believe the photographer was on a small boat. The view shows the building with great landscaping and of course the clapboard sign. The bank is very realistic with plants and rocks, now the bank is more sterile.