Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Esther's Photo Album #16

Getting back to the photo album from Esther, here are four more views of co-workers. The first is captioned Marie and features the second Disneyland Security Offices. The first were located at Town Hall and later moved for the tour guide area. Based upon the windows I believe this may be where the current baby station is located. Any ideas out there?

The second image is captioned Beth Security. She looks like a plain clothes security officer who may have tailed shoplifters.

The third image is captioned Bertha. I really like her coat.

The final image is captioned Jack. On his Milk Delivery Man's hat he is wearing the Disneyland ID badge.

5 comments:

Progressland said...

Matterhorn: The top image is adjacent to the Market House, off of E. Center Street.

Major Pepperidge said...

These are so great, you really get a feel for the people - - friendly, ordinary hard working folks. In their costumes they look like they stepped off of a Norman Rockwell painting.

HauntedOne999 said...

The second Security office is now currently the Marceline Hotel on what used to be East Center Street... the little alcove on the brick wall on the left side of the photo (where the CM is) is the location of the water fountain outside of the cone stand and lockers... also if you look closely above the doorway of the security office you will see the address of "106" all "functional" store fronts back in the early days of disneyland had an address (most of which have been lost due to the many updates of main street). Dave Smith the executive archivist at the Disney Studious in Burbank only has a very vague list which has not been updated since 1984. I am currently doing research to update what the archive has.

mr wiggins said...

major pepperidge wrote:
>These are so great, you really get a feel for the people - - friendly, ordinary hard working folks. In their costumes they look like they stepped off of a Norman Rockwell painting.<

Well said -- I've felt that way about the whole series. Having been there at the time and experienced the park through the eyes of a ten-year-old, it's blowing me away to see these pictures. More than photos, they're like windows on the soul of the place. Forget nostalgia, what comes across is the genuineness, the absolutely lack of hype, that pervaded the Park-guest relationship in those days.

Thufer said...

well said by everyone above. just a wonderful look inside that very special time.