Sunday, July 06, 2008

Anatomy of a Picture-Disneyland 1950s

Some of the fun when choosing photographs and scanning them into the computer are the little details. In most cases, I scan the image at a larger size to see the background. In this case a nice image of the Horse Drawn Fire Wagon in front of the Bekins Van Lines. The family has posed all the girls on the engine with the boys watching.

A closer look reveals Dad is carrying one of the son's souvenir spear from the Indian Village. And the younger son is finding something really entertaining or just practicing his Indian war whoop call.

The location which would later feature two large attraction posters has unique art showing the Mark Twain, Can Can dancers, and more from Frontierland. Also the driver is wearing a Disneyland fire helmet.

3 comments:

Matt said...

Great photo, the fireman looks positively surly! Walt would not be pleased...

Katella Gate said...

"Bekins Men are Careful, Quick, and Kind"... but the fireman with the horses *does* look like a real teamster ... in the Jimmy Hoffa sense of the word.

Davelandweb said...

The guy driving the fire engine reminds me of Christopher Lloyd/Judge Doom!