Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Real Photo Postcards of Disneyland

Two recent purchases from the last Van Eaton Gallery auction are these two personal real photo postcards. The first is a nice view of the Mark Twain. The date on the back appears to be November 4, 1959 which was a nice day reaching a high of 70 degrees Celsius and an attendance of 5,711 guests.

The back side of the postcard with the date.

The second postcard is of a family portrait with one of the dancers from the Indian Village with the Mark Twain in the background. I enjoy the man standing on the deck. This card was mailed from Copenhagen in 1959. I wonder if one of girls pictured is the one who sent the postcard.

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Monday, December 12, 2016

Statues of the 1939 NYWF

Two different views of some interesting statues at the 1939 New York World's Fair. First up is a modern family inside a pavilion. The mural in the background features a bicyclist. I was not able to determine the Pavilion if anyone can let me know, I would appreciate that information.

The second image is a rear view of the Time and Fates of Man by Paul Manship. The sculpture is a giant sundial.

Wednesday, December 07, 2016

Four Views of the 1939 New York World's Fair

Four views of the fabulous 1939 New York World's Fair. First up is another view of the Italy pavilion with Roma on top of the building and a female statue that was part of the pool dedicated to Marconi.

The second image is the statue of King Ladislaus II Jagiello by Stanislaw K. Ostrowski. This statue still stands in New York in Central Park.

The next two images feature two different parades. First up is a revolutionary army marching past the New England pavilions towards the special events stage.

And another parade ending at the special events center consisting of horseless carriages.

Monday, December 05, 2016

Italy and George Washington At 1939 NYWF

Italy was trying to be a world power in 1939 with the Fascists in power and wanting to impress the world. The pavilion featured a large statue of the goddess Roma (who appears to be a scholar/warrior) and a great water feature with Italia featured prominently.

The second image features the large statue of George Washington surveying the Trylon and Perisphere. I like to call this the backside of George Washington.

Friday, December 02, 2016

Mark Twain Apron

A stunning red apron with both the Mark Twain and Tinkerbell in gold. The colors remind of 1950s Christmas. The graphics are very early most likely 1955.

Interior of Chrysler Exhibit and Railroad Show 1939 NYWF

Two unusual views from the 1939 New York World's Fair. The first is an interior view of the Chrysler exhibit with a nice small garden and a great mirror with nice Chrysler neon.

The second view is of the History of Railroads parade that was held on site. Railroad tracks were laid down in a stadium seating and historic railroads would be run across to cheering crowds. This was repeated after World War 2 in Chicago which Walt Disney and Ward Kimball visited.