Monday, September 15, 2008

Souvenirs of a 1959 Visit to Disneyland

Four slides from a 1959 trip to Disneyland. The first two images show the true Indian Village crowded with people. I am going to assume the dancers were on break and all the visitors were checking out the tipis and other displays. In the first image, Sheriff Lucky is visiting the village to maintain the peace.

The third photograph is of the newly opened Matterhorn attraction from the Sleeping Beauty Castle walkway. Check out all the souvenir hats in this photograph.

Finally my favorite image, still life with napkins and mustard. A really neat you are there perspective on the Red Wagon Inn terrace.

4 comments:

Major Pepperidge said...

I really wonder how much money the park made on the sale of souvenir hats! My guess is: A LOT.

Love the banner for Disneyland '59 on the Omnibus!

outsidetheberm said...

These are so nice. Really like that final shot.

Mr Banks said...

How did the Matterhorn get so SQUISHED?!!!

todd pierce said...

Hey, I believe that's the Matterhorn a month or so BEFORE it's finished. No trees in the planter pockets. No skyway cable. And the paint job doesn't seem to be done. (They did paint it at least twice before opening, because Walt wasn't satisfied with the first attempt.)