Thursday, February 21, 2008

Esther's Photo Album #23

Today I am showing two pages from Esther's photo album. The first image is of the INA Carefree Corner. I like the sign for the Guided Tours.

The second image is a postcard. Esther's caption is Mr. Austin of Upjohn at the Left. I like the posed postcards and this one I always thought was posed with employees.

The next two images are of the employee's cafeteria which was located at the back of the Red Wagon Inn. The caption is steps to employee cafeteria.

And this is a close up of the water sprinkler sign. I would love to have this as it is specifically marked for the Red wagon Inn.

The next two are captioned Alice Employee Cafeteria. I assume she was like the school lunch lady and was the cashier for the cafeteria.

10 comments:

Davelandweb said...

Need I mirror all the comments? What a fantastic collection - especially the backstage shots. A very cool glimpse into the people/castmembers behind the scenes.

Major Pepperidge said...

You can the edge of the Art Festival on Center Street. Also, there was the China Closet on Main Street AND a China and Glass shop on Center Street?

The backstage photos are great (and rare)!

Merlinsguy said...

May Esther's photo album never end.

Viewliner Ltd. said...

Fantastic pictures Matterhorn. The China and Glass shop on Plaza Street was another entrance to the Ruggles China Closet on Main Street.

Vintage Disneyland Tickets said...

Ditto everyone! And Merlinsguy; I've been affraid to ask how many are left, I want it to just keep going and going....

Thanks Matternhorn for this extended series, enjoying the heck out of it here :-)

Thufer said...

the 'backstage' shots of the red wagon inn are gems. ester's album is a disneyland treasure trove of images that are truly priceless.

CoxPilot said...

Spent many hours in that very cafeteria studying for exams.

Chris Jepsen said...

I wish Matterhorn1959 a long, healthy, and productive life. (I want to still be reading his blog when I'm in my 90s.) But I hope *someday* he'll leave Esther's photo album to the Anaheim History Room or some other public research collection. Aside from being fun to look at, this is an important and truly unique historical document.

jedblau said...

Fantastic!

Chris Merritt said...

Pretty amazing PJ - thanks for sharing!