Tuesday, September 25, 2007

A Mish Mash of Photographs

Today's post is a mish mash, just some photographs I have picked up recently. The first is of the Sailing Ship Columbia taken from the waters edge at the old Frontierland Indian Village. The focus is pretty bad, but I do like the look of the ship with the full sails and Tom Sawyers Island in the background.

The next image is of the rare Cigar Store Indian which once stood out front of the Frontierland Trading Post. I believe the trading post is now a candy and fudge shop, but it may have been turned into a pin center. According to Major Pepperidge, a dealer had this Indian at the last Glendale Toy and Advertising show.

The final image is my favorite. A nice view from the late 1960s of the majestic Matterhorn mountain. And it appears that a plane towing a sign was spotted overhead (see the black swipe in the upper left part of the photo.) The back of the photo has a great inscription: This is the Matterhorn at Disneyland. Its the same name as our street.

5 comments:

Major Pepperidge said...

I love old snapshots, with their white borders...it reminds me of spending hours going through boxes at my grandma's house. Except that these are of Disneyland, which is even better!

Mojave33 said...

That "plane" is nothing more than an ink splotch. While I admit, with a little imagination, I can make out a tail, a wing and landing gear, that hook like thing that extends from middle out under the nose is nothing you'd find on a plane.

Of course, it IS Disneyland, so who knows...

Matterhorn1959 said...

It is not an ink splotch as it is in the image, not written on top of the image. It is not the plane either, but the sign that is being towed by the plane.

Davelandweb said...

Patrick - I read on Major's Blog the same thing about the Indian that "used to be" in front of the Trading Post; there’s still one there; wonder why they would replace it? The Trading Post currently sells Halloween and Christmas Merchandise.

Anonymous said...

Compare the indian with the one on main street. It's the same. The same mold was used for both. It's been replaced quite a few times in both areas, and remains an icon at Disneyland AND Disneyworld. It's not as rare as one might think, and the used ones are sold off as they are replaced.