Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Esther's Photo Album #26

As far as I know about Esther is that she retired from Disneyland and was running an antique store. The photo album was purchased from the store in the 1980s and traded to Dug Miller a Disneyland collector extradonaire who also published a fanzine. He then sold it about 2 years ago to me. I have not done any research but plan to do it sometime. I know she worked at Disneyland from 1956 to the early 1960s. Today's first picture is dedicated to Daveland. It is the stroller rental store from 1960. Located next to the printing shop at the Opera House. I have included a close up of the stroller so Dave can identify them when he sees them.


The next imag is captioned Phil Upjohn. I like the 1890s look of his outfit and the cast iron chairs for Carnations.

The next image is captioned Fred and Eloise Upjohn.

8 comments:

Davelandweb said...

Patrick - you are a cruel and perverse man. In spite of that, great post as always. This scrapbook is amazing.

Major Pepperidge said...

Somebody out there is going to love that first photo of the stroller rental store because you can see the Print Shop to the right.

Vintage Disneyland Tickets said...

Rare photo of BOTH the stroller & print shop. I've only seen the print shop a few times. When did it go away? Thanks for some background on the photo album. I assume Dug Miller is not related to the Disney Millers?

Merlinsguy said...

The gentleman in the print shop photo has been confirmed as Jim Kurz, the proprietor of the store.

Anonymous said...

How can I link my blog to your site and vice versa?
http://magicalhotel.blogspot.com/

Progressland said...

VDT: I've seen the Print Shop in the 700 block (that's the one that includes the Opera House!) referenced in sources from 1958 through 1960. It must have moved, because I then have a source with it on the 600 block (that's the one that includes the Cinema, Market House, etc.) from 1962. Its 700 block location was probably replaced by the Wonderland Music Store (which itself had THREE different locations from 1955 to 1973!).

walterworld said...

Ahhhh....strollers...Sorry but I found them a neccesity when my kiddo's were young...Fun times though...Part of the magic that is my Disneyland memories...

Bill said...

The strollers and print shop were open to each other inside the building. There was a dark wood "pocket door" between the Print Shop and the store next door, Show Business. I only saw that door open once. That was the day that Ray and Sally Gruber began to develop the interior layout of Show Business. They used every square inch for items to sell or showcased movie memorabilia.