Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Glorious Black and White April 1956

Though marked April 1956, I believe these pictures were taken prior to that month and sat in the camera for a while. First up is a nice picture of an empty Main Street with the Horse Drawn Trolley in the foreground waiting for paying customers.

Next up is a nice view of the Mark Twain on the Rivers of America. Note on the very left hand side is some construction on Tom Sawyer's Island.

A nice view of the TWA Rocket to the Moon with the plaque at the base of the rocket.

A view of the Chicken of the Sea pirate ship. Notice how much space is there and the lack of crowds.

Final view is of a large drum sitting outside at the Main Entrance. I believe the images were taken during the Christmas Holiday season. The drum has seen some damage from kids climbing on the drum.

A close up of the wagon to the left of the drum. I have not seen this wagon before in any photographs, so I am not sure what it is for. Any ideas?


K. Martinez said...

Wow!! These are awesome B&W pics. The Mark Twain and Pirate Ship images are incredible. EXTRA special today!

Major Pepperidge said...

That drum was in front of the park so that people could donate their "slightly used" children.

Rich T. said...

It's always amazing to see shots of a nearly-empty Disneyland. It's also oddly reassuring to be reminded that kids climbing on props and wrecking them (while their parents watch) isn't a new phenomenon. :)