Friday, October 16, 2009

Souvenir Friday- Covered Wagon Salt and Pepper Shakers

In the early years of Disneyland, the merchandise buyer would sometimes purchase generic souvenir items and add Disneyland to the item. Most of the time this addition was accomplished by the addition of a decal. In some cases however, the manufacturer would customize the item before the final glazing. This is the case with these salt and pepper shakers in the form of the Conestoga Wagons. Disneyland and California is painted in a non-Disneyland script on the wagon tops and then glazed. I can picture these items being sold at the Davy Crockett arcade. They are also a nice tie in to the Conestoga Wagon ride that went through the desert of the Mine Train. I have seen the same salt and pepper shakers with other destinations, usually a Midwest or Western locale such as Wyoming and Boot Hill Arizona.


Major Pepperidge said...

Cool, I wonder if they sold these at Knott's too??

Dad.. said...

WOW! Those are awesome!! Nice Disneyana there!

Vaughn said...

Those are great! My grandmother would have snapped those up, she had a whole wall of salt & pepper shakers.