Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Publicity Shot- Main Street Horse Drawn Trolley

Dated October 1955, this is an unusual publicity still. I love how both Frontierland and Tommorowland are on Main Street. Also, K-7 the Kaiser Aluminum Astronaut is sitting next to one of the TWA Hostesses for the Rocket to the Moon. Be sure and look at the crowd reaction.

4 comments:

Major Pepperidge said...

What an awesome photo! So great to see those characters from other "lands" on the Horse Drawn Streetcar.

Vintage Disneyland Tickets said...

That's certainly a motley crew! I've noticed that only ladies handle the trolley/horses these days (I've also noticed they are usual pretty cute too, the ladies, not the horses!).

Did the Butcher Shop really sell meat? I'll take 1/2 pound of ground round to go with my fish I caught in the river...

Connie Moreno said...

Channeling Artie Johnson from Laugh-In: Verrrrry interesting!

Progressland said...

VDT: I haven't found anything that explicitly says it sold meat in the early years, but this is from a 1974 Disneyland Line (emphasis mine):

"An enormous oak chopping block sits in the corner and wooden freezer doors line the back wall. Looks like it might have been a meat market once upon a time you say? Very true. Years ago, Swift Meat Company and C & H Sugar used to share the building as two of the Park's lessees. Now the Market House is a museum/display case/shop that sells merchandise and foodstuffs that would take your grandmother back to her courting days."