Thursday, October 26, 2006

Hallmark Communications Center Main Street 1960

The Hall Brothers company who later became Hallmark have a long history with the Walt Disney Company. In the 1930's they were the license holder to manufacture the Disney character greeting cards and other stationary. In 1960, they gained the license to be the provider of greeting cards, postcards and other items at Disneyland with this large store. Some of the most unusual views ever sold as postcards are from the famous PDL series. The story goes they were named PDL as they are Pretty Darn Large. The realist in me believes they were named for Postcards Disneyland. I like this image with the worker welding the crown and getting ready to paint. The holiday scenes in the window are nice as well. Hallmark was at this shop until the mid to late 1980s if I remember correctly.


Major Pepperidge said...

Are these from the same series that you posted a few months back? It is definitely unusual to get a photo like this with work being done. Love the crown! I honestly can't say I remember seeing what this store looked like before...I have several of the Gibson shop, but it sure looked different.

Matterhorn1959 said...

These are from the same photographer, although this one is later than the 1955 ones.