Wednesday, November 14, 2007

1958 Disneyland Visit Black and White Snapshots

A nice collection of three snapshots of an October 1958 trip to Disneyland. The photographer appears to have liked Frontierland. The first image is of the newly launched Columbia sitting in Fowler's Harbor. In the background is the large striped circus tent at Holidayland.

The second image is of the Mark Twain as taken from the highest point at Disneyland during this time period- Tom Sawyer's treehouse. The framing with the leaves is very dramatic.

The final image is of the Stagecoach in front of the boiling paintpots in the painted desert. If you look real close at the two ladies sitting on top of the stage coach it appears one is putting on her makeup.

4 comments:

Major Pepperidge said...

Arg, why can't I leave a comment? Maybe it will work this time.

Anyway, that lady isn't putting on her makeup, she's checking behind her in a mirror to see if any hostile indians are sneaking up!

The Columbia seems to spend more time in drydock than actually sailing...I wonder if this picture was actually taken before it sailed? They might have waited to develop their film...

Progressland said...

You might be right, Major Pepperidge. It does look like the Columbia is in dry dock (see the retaining wall in the very bottom left?). It doesn't make sense that it'd need a refurbishment just four months after opening!

Stub Winged Bilge Rat said...

Having been on a few wooden wheeled wagons in my life, I can assure you that her makeup is not going to turn out the way she had it planned.

Anonymous said...

I do believe she may be shootin' pichers with one of them new fangled 8mm movee cameras. Doesn't she look uncomfortable, though? Could you sit like that for ten minutes atop a bouncing buggy? Where's a noble gentleman to trade seats with?