Monday, July 28, 2008

A Family Trip to Disneyland May 1956 Part 1

Starting a new series of black and white snapshots in one of the old style cardboard photo holders. All photos are dated May 1956. We start off at the Main Street Train Station. It appears the little girl was prepared for her visit with her Mousekeeter hat. The two images at the beginning of the roll have this funky ghost image from loading the film.

The second image is of Town Square and the Main Street Station.

The final image for today is looking down Main Street with the Horse Drawn Trolley coming towards us. Look how empty the streets are, no clanging of bells to have people move out of the way.


outsidetheberm said...

These are fun.

Did you ever notice how the 'ghost image' on the double exposure shots almost always seems to be the image you most wish you could see better?

The Viewliner Limited said...

I always enjoyed these types of B&W pictures the most. They always seem so personal. Thanks Matterhorn.

Major Pepperidge said...

Great shot of early Main Street, I can feel the sunlight and hear the music!

Hannibal8 said...

I love seeing these old pictures of Main St. For the first couple of years it looks like people treated it as a real street and kept to the sidewalks. Now-a-days it's all one big side walk.

Katella Gate said...

Regarding the first photo: Does Disneyland still have any of those benches with the "bum-be-gone" seat dividers that prevent dozing?