Friday, August 31, 2007
Thursday, August 30, 2007
And here is a peak into the window display. It looks like they have a small castle in the window.
Wednesday, August 29, 2007
Tuesday, August 28, 2007
Another kind of photographs I collect are kids with toys. I like the Christmas ones where the kid is literally swamped by toys and wrapping paper. This one is nice as I have not seen too many with Cecil the Sea Sick Serpent toys. This image is dedicated to my friend Bob and his wife Danielle who collect Cecil toys.
Monday, August 27, 2007
Sunday, August 26, 2007
The next two snapshots were purchased together. The first is marked on the back Bonnie Disneyland Sept. 3, 1961. Bonnie appears to be wearing a costume for Main Street. Her shows are keds tennis shoes!
The second is probably Bonnie's mom posing on the Chicken of the Sea Tuna boat. She better hold on as the guy who is steering the ship appears to be taking a hard right.
Saturday, August 25, 2007
Thursday, August 23, 2007
The second image is of the serenading Pirates along with the howling dog and braying mule. The press release on the back reads: Pirate serenade- A merry buccaneer trio pauses at dockside for another chorus of "It's A Pirate Life For Me" as Disneylnad guests glide by in their adventurous journey with Pirates of the Caribbean, Frontierland's newest attraction. These three are among 119 Audio-Animatronic figures seen during the trip.
I like how Pirates was originally advertised as being part of Frontierland!
The blog will be silent tomorrow as I am off on a quick business trip. I will post souvenir Friday on Saturday.
Wednesday, August 22, 2007
The second image is of the Autopia. The photo is stamped on the back for being developed in 1956. Unfortunately the film is red, but the color manipulation gives it a classic old style photo look.
Tuesday, August 21, 2007
Monday, August 20, 2007
Sunday, August 19, 2007
Thanks to the genorisity of Sergeant Pepper, here is a scan of the postcard of the boat, the Princess that sailed from Ports of Call.
Saturday, August 18, 2007
Friday, August 17, 2007
Thursday, August 16, 2007
Wednesday, August 15, 2007
Tuesday, August 14, 2007
The second image shows Mrs. Jean Douglas enjoying the Flying Saucers at night in her fancy dress gown.
And for those asking where the pictures came from, they were part of a large collection of Disneyland items that I bought about 2 years ago. The original owner worked for Douglas and obtained the images from the company when they were cleaning out their files.
Monday, August 13, 2007
The second is of the dignitaries on the stand. The space lady on the left has a wonderful head piece!
Sunday, August 12, 2007
The next image shows the happy Douglas employees on the ride. In the crowd is the CEO of the company, Donald Douglas Jr. I hope the man smoking the pipe knows it was a non-smoking area with all that rocket fuel sitting under him.
The final image is of Walt speaking to Donald and other employees. The reactions of the employees run the gamut from amusement to intense concentration. I wonder what Walt is saying as he points out the lady's purse.