Saturday, August 04, 2007

Entrance to Freedomland and Old New York

Starting off the slide images of an August 1960 trip to Freedomland is the first sight visitors saw; the entrance to the park and the ticket booths. Posted on the entrance is what looks like an attraction poster. I have never seen an attraction poster from this park on the market.

The next image is of the two boys proudly wearing their Civil War era hats. During this time period the Civil War was having its Centenniel and the country went a little Civil War mad.

The next two images are from the streets on Old New York. I like the one with the small China Town in the background. Chicago was right next to Old New York where the train station was located which is in the background. I will show the menu from the steak restaurant shown in the top image.


Anonymous said...

Great shots! In the first shot, note the state seals from all fifty states above the entry. In the third shot you can see the bugler statue atop the firehouse. Have some great 16mm footage of the Great Chicago Fire show - where they would burn down the city three times a day - and kids from the audience would help put it out! Thanks for posting these!

sundaynight said...

Wow. I grew up in So. Cal and never saw a photograph of Freedomland until this blog. Didn't know it existed. Thanks Matterhorn!