Wednesday, August 23, 2006

General Lee’s Bamboo Alley, July 18, 1955



Never heard of this place before, but by the design of the nearby building, I would place this slide as Adventureland. Any of the experts care to give commentary on this one? See more vintage Disneyland photos at my website.

5 comments:

Matterhorn1959 said...

Great shot- I am sure he was one of the vendors in the Adventureland Bazaar and probably the source of the ultra rare Adventureland Good Luck postcard (the green one with the Chinese character on the front.) I think some of the tiki guys would love that sign!

Amazon Belle said...

Beautiful shot. I agree with matterhorn. Front of the Bazaar. The arch is the entry into the building. General Lee is out front of the building. It seems by everyone’s photos that there used to be a lot of “vendors” surrounding the entire building at one time.

Matterhorn1959 said...

Allright- I found my list of vendors in the Adventureland Bazaar circa 1962 (I am sure most of them were there in 1955 as well.) The bazaar was operated by Lawson Engineering and inlcuded the Curio Hut (Curios of a tropical nature), Guatemalan Weavers (Guatemalan fabrics, shirts and jackets), Hawaiian Shop (Hawaiian Jewelry and clothing), Island Trade Store (Jewelry and curio items of tropical nature), Here and There Imports (Imported items of exotic character) and Lee Brothers Enterprises (Imported Chinese novelty items, china and clothing.)

Davelandweb said...

Great info Patrick - thanks a million!

Amazon Belle said...

Matterhorn you rock! (And yes, the pun was intended.) What Disney paper items do you have that would give us this much info? I remember a lot of Jungle guys talking about Guatemalan Weavers when I worked there.