Thursday, January 10, 2008

Knott's Berry Farm Pitchur Gallery

Two of the souvenir photographs from the Ghost Town "Pitchur Gallery." The first is of a little girl on the bucking bronco. This is the most common pose having seen the same image (and the same stuffed horse) in photographs from the gallery dating from the 1940's to the 1990's. She is a cute little kid in her plaid dress and sweater.

The second image is more unusual. A smaller version of Sad Eyed Joe in his jail. But this time he has company. The souvenir photographs are a staple of amusement parks with Disneyland having their Fun Fotos, Knott's the Pitchur Gallery, The Pike in Long Beach with their jail setting and more.

There is a new blog celebrating Knott's Berry Farm. Check it out.


Major Pepperidge said...

How did they train that horse to stand in that position for hours at a time?

mlaiuppa said...

I have a black and white photo of myself, aged about five, taken by my Father on this same bucking bronco except it's not the same one. Different white pattern on the hide but exact same background. I'm pretty sure mine is a mule. Dates from around 1958-1960 I'm guessing.

Unknown said...

I have a sepia photo of my mom on the same horse but the background is different. Taken in 1944 with a notice on the back "Due to the rationing of photographic materials, we are unable to make reprints from this picture. However you may purchase the negative for 50 cents, plus sales tax and postage. GHOST TOWN PICTUR GALLERY KNOTT'S BERRY FARM
P.O.Box 332. Buena Park, Calif.