Saturday, July 31, 2010

Indian and Model

This image was part of the lot of glass slides from Disneyland. As can be seen by the small logs used for the fort and also the telephone pole in the background. I believe this is one of the Fort roadside attractions in the Midwest. I will let you all provide your own caption.

Friday, July 30, 2010

Souvenir Friday- Johnny Horton Johnny Freedom Single

Johnny Horton is best known for the novelty hit song The Battle of New Orleans. He was a very popular singer in the vein of Johnny Cash during the time period. Freedomland was popularized by a record album and the hit single was Johnny Freedom. The song was popular enough for a single to be released. The best part of the picture sleeve is the map of Freedomland on the back and the caricature of Johnny Freedom.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Two Boats

Two images of boats at Disneyland the glass slide photographer. First up is everyone's favorite Pirate Ship. Check out the poor guide book and the family eating ice cream and the little girl playing near the bench with wet paint and this run on sentence.

The other photograph is of the Mark Twain at the dock. It appears the ship is being touched up.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010


Two more images from the glass slides. The two young ladies are cute in their red and white outfits. Notice the signs in the background, especially the shield with the grapes on it for the Welch's Grape bar.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Fantasyland Views

More images from the collection of glass slides from 1958. First up is a Skyway shot of Fantasyland with the Mickey Mouse Club Theater in the right hand foreground.

The second image is a closer shot taken from the entrance to Snow White. The guests are wearing some great fashions.

Monday, July 26, 2010

Things From the Gate- 3rd Annual Dixieland At Disneyland

Ticket brochure number 18 from 1962 advertising the 3rd Annual Dixieland at Disneyland event. I like the brochure was used to document the parking space.

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Horse Drawn Trolley

From two glass slides I picked up recently. First up is the trolley at the Town Square station. Check out the passengers from the front row seat to the last row with kids dressed in the same outfit.

A nice shot of the interior of the trolley.

A close up image of the interior advertising sign for The Golden Horseshoe Saloon and Carnation.

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Wedway Ride

I believe this is Tomorrowland and was in preparation for the Peoplemover attraction. Check out the janitor in the lower part of the picture by the station wagon.

Friday, July 23, 2010

Souvenir Friday- Palace of Living Art and Japanese Village

A nice brochure from the Palace of Living Art next to the Movieland Wax Museum. The brochure lists every statue and piece of living art.

Inside the brochure is this fantastic double sided advertisement for Japanese Village. I really like the illustration with the Torii gate.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Tomorrowland Store Interior

From the late 1960s or early 1970s interior of the main souvenir shop in Tomorrowland. The images features the stuffed animals and other merchandise on the store shelves. The interior looks very shiny and mod and the merchandise looks so 1970s.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Mickey Mouse Store Display 1930s

Sorry for no post yesterdy as I had technical difficulties uploading the images. Veering off of Disneyland history, but staying in Disney history for today's images of a Christmas Display in the 1930s. In many cities and towns, the main shopping venue for Christmas was the Department store (think of the store in A Christmas Story.) To attract customers the stores would put up some pretty elaborate displays. Though not as elaborate as others, this one does include a visit to the North Pole that looks kind of like It's A Small World and nice figures of Mickey and the gang. The figures were most likely made by Old King Cole Display company.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Things From the Gate- Adventureland New Attractions

From 1962 (dated 1962, number 17), a nice brochure with graphics for the additions to the Jungle Cruise, Big Game Safari shooting gallery, new dining at the Plaza Pavilion and Tahitian Terrace, and the nighttime fun of Disneyland After Dark.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Souvenir Saturday- Souvenir Soap

In honor of Disneyland's 55th Birthday, I present my choice for oddest souvenir...soap from the Swift's Market House. However the manufacture of soap at the time did use beef fat as an ingredient and Swifts was one of the major slaughter houses at the time and had a ready source of beef fat. So one of Swift and Company had set up a soap making business to use this source of raw material. The box still has the original 6 bars of soap.

Friday, July 16, 2010

Hills Brothers Interior Part 3

More interiors. These two photos highlight the bussing stations.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Hills Brothers Interior Part 2

More interior images of the Hills Brothers Coffee shop. If you read the comments from yesterday, one of the commentators writes about the water dispenser seen in the first photograph.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Hills Brothers Interior Part 1

Still stuck on the collection of Polaroid shots for remodeling and rehabbing buildings on Main Street. This set was taken for a project dealing with the Hills Brothers Coffee Shop. Based upon the photographs, the project was looking at the kitchen pass through area as well as the interior dining room. I have scanned the images as I found them, taped to yellow legal paper.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Thngs From the Gate- Disneyland After Dark Ticket Brochure

Next up in the ticket brochure list is this one from 1962. Bearing the number 14 in the series, the advertising is for the adult entertainment program Disneyland After Dark. I love the cartoon of the adults keeping the event a secret. I can imagine the suave and sophisticated adults of the time, ala Mad Men dancing, dining, perusing through shops and romancing.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Interior of Global Van Lines Lockers

More pictures from the Main Street project dealing with Global Van Lines and the Locker Rental store. These images show the ceiling and the nice translite fixtures featuring the Global Van Lines story.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Frontier Town El Cajon, California

In honor of my upcoming trip to San Diego, a place of my childhood. I remember going to several Pop Warner football picnics to this small the park. The location is now home to several large estates.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Backstage Main Street

Continuing with more backstage Polaroid photos of Main Street. I believe these are all behind the Global Van Lines building. The second photo is of one of the large air conditioning chillers.

A close view of the sign.

A view over the fence to the theming of Main Street.

Friday, July 09, 2010

Souvenir Friday- Small World Folding Fan

For all of those trying to beat the heat this week...this very cute Small World fan would fit the bill. The fan probably dates to 1965 or so.

Thursday, July 08, 2010

Main Street Backstage

I have several photographs for this project which involved the Global Van Lines building. First up are three backstage images for Main Street.

An interior image of the Global Van Lines exhibit and lockers. Check out the sign for when the store was unoccupied, the nice aerial map of Disneyland and the Polaroids drying on the desk.

Wednesday, July 07, 2010

Backstage Doors Disneyland

Continuing with more polaroids of backstage, here are several doors that are backstage. I will let those with more knowledge of the backstage area note where the doors are located. The last one I do know is of the exit to Swiss Family Tree House.

Here is a close up image of the bumper sticker on the locker.