Monday, January 28, 2008

Esther's Photo Album #8

Some more friends of Esther. In looking at these photographs it appears the 1890s style of dress was in for the ladies, but the gentlemen are wearing 1950s style clothing with gabardine shirts and slacks. The only guy so far in 1890s style clothing was the ticket taker at the Cinema. The first image is captioned Jan Lock Shop. She is backstage with her Triumph sports car.

The second is captioned Ann Lock Shop.

Ant the third image is captioned Ken and Dwight Jewelry Store.

10 comments:

Progressland said...

The interesting thing is so many Main Street stores were operated by lessees, so a lot of these people worked for different bosses!

mr wiggins said...

Incredible, absolutely incredible.

It strikes me that these images are more than snapshots of CM's and buildings, they're windows on the sensibility of an era -- its style, its soul.

Great stuff, Patrick. It's also incredible how these photographs came into your particular hands, at this particular time, with this particular technology, and with the result that these windows were opened for others to look through.

It would be beyond awesome if some of the folks in these images... much less Esther herself... were still around, and found, and interviewed for a blog history or an E-Ticket piece.

outsidetheberm said...

So nice!!

But I'm getting deja vu. Is this posted twice? Or was my Margarita stronger than expected?

Thanks!

Matterhorn1959 said...

Double post due to the joy I call blog central. Oh well...enjoy it like a double mint gum commercial.

outsidetheberm said...

It's actually worth enjoying more than once!

Nicole / The Disneyland Expert said...

Very interesting to see the fashions of different time periods. I imagine it wouldn't be very comfortable wearing those full skirts under the beating California sun!

Amazon Belle said...

I'll have another round of what "Outside the Berm" is drinking please. Great work PJ. Esther's Photo Album is a true treat. Regarding the theme clothing, I wonder if the other CM's are off duty. Anyone know if the Lessees were required to wear a costume? In the 80's everyone went through the Wardrobe department including the Lessees.

CoxPilot said...

Everyone was required to go through wardrobe then too, even if they maintained there own, it had to approved. We wore the standard blue pants, white shirt w/tie at the Flight Circle.

I think the first pic was taken next to the fence that was around the old public relations building, which was the original farm house of the property. It sat just behind the Red Wagon Inn and Cafeteria.

Amazon Belle said...

Thanks for the insight coxpilot!

Alastair Dallas said...

It's likely that Dwight is Dwight S. Long, the owner of Random Parts, lessee of the Jewelry Shop. Or is that already known.