Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Mell Kilpatrick- Orange County Photographer

Most of you have probably seen or own one of the various books published featuring the Disneyland photographs of Mell Kilpatrick. The collection was kind of broken up years ago and I managed to get several images. First up is a rare interior view of Injun Joe's cave on Tom Sawyer's Island. I would assume that this was from the opening day of the island and the caves as Mell covered many events. Mell stamped the reverse of this photo with his address for his photo studio.

Next up is an unusual view of Northwest Pacific Indian totem poles. I know Disneyland had some totem poles by the Indian Village, but the shore just does not look like the Rivers of America. Another thought is at Knott's Berry Farm? Or maybe Mell did take a trip up to Washington and Oregon and snapped this photo and these are real Northwest Pacific Indian totem poles? Any ideas out there?

Sorry about the no post yesterday, the body said sleep not to blog!


Major Pepperidge said...

Matterhorn, no need to apologize for taking a day off!

That first shot is really neat, and it's cool that it is one of Mell's photos. I agree, that second one does not look like Disneyland, and I'm not so sure about Knott's either (although I think there were one or two tall totem poles at Knott's).

outsidetheberm said...

That sure does look like an authentic river bank, doesn't it? The vote here is: real totem poles somewhere else.

Love that top shot!