Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Freedomland 1961

Years ago off of E-Bay, I purchased several photographs from a gentleman who was a student intern at Freedomland. One of his main jobs was to photograph events and other publicity shots. Here are three from his collection, all taken during the 1961 season. The first is a whip demonstration in front of the Cavalry Rifles Shooting Gallery at Fort Cavalry. The master whip has just cut a piece of the cigarette from the mouth of his lovely assistant.

The next image is of Miss Fire Prevention hanging out with Smokey Bear in a 1960 Corvette. I believe this was taken in Satellite City.

Traveling to Old New York, a photo opportunity for American Gas Company, better known as Amoco. The vehicle the family is sitting in was for the antique auto tour of New England.

5 comments:

Viewliner Ltd. said...

These are great pics. This place must have been fun. To bad it didn't stay around for very long.

Major Pepperidge said...

Wow, cool! Looks like that lady is about to have a cigarette removed from her mouth with a bullwhip.

Love the Smokey photo too, but look at how bare and desolate that area appears. There's really not much in the way of charm here, surprisingly. Maybe they ran out of money like Walt did?

jedblau said...

Super cool!

Chris Merritt said...

Wow! Rare stuff...

Anonymous said...

Amoco = American Oil Company