Sunday, December 04, 2011

Views From 1956- Part 11

The photographer really liked a couple of attractions. The first is the Dumbo ride as there are several photographs of the ride. First up is this view with the Casey Junior in the background. Note that there is no landscaping for Storybook Land and the trestle looks like it is in the sky.

Another view from an elevated location (but don't know where?) that shows the plain ground at the Dumbo ride and the exposed mechanical structure.


Major Pepperidge said...

Patrick, these really must be from 1955, don't you think??

There have been several clues that seem to indicate that. Unless we are going to see a picture with the Skyway in it soon (maybe there are two lots of slides mixed together)?

Connie Moreno said...

Those are incredible!

Progressland said...

I agree with Major in thinking these are from July or August 1955. From your earlier post, compare the distance shot of the Golden Horseshoe:

with this summer 1955 shot from Daveland:

That red, white and black bunting was gone by October 1955:

This is a great series if somebody wanted to, say, travel back to 1955 via Facebook check-ins.

outsidetheberm said...

August or September 1955 is my guess, too.

You've got some nice, rare shots there, Patrick!