Monday, October 30, 2006

A Day at Disneyland, September 1964 (pt. 1)



I always enjoy finding a box of slides that document an entire day at Disneyland; seeing what people choose to ride, and also seeing what they choose to photograph and how they compose it. This box from September, 1964 is pretty good, so I am going to include the best ones in chronological order. The first two are from the long-gone Flower Mart on Main Street. Apparently, you could buy fake flowers in this little alley. Sounds bizarre, but I guess they did pretty well for almost twenty years.







Picture three appears to be of an artist on Main Street at the Art Festival, sketching the family’s little blond haired daughter. This is probably my favorite slide of the bunch. Stay tuned for more pics tomorrow! Check out my regular Disneyland website (click here); I have changed the format and updated the photos. Feedback is welcome!

6 comments:

Matterhorn1959 said...

There is a real rare postcard about how to purchase the fake flowers, and I have a corsage in my collection that was purchased from the Flower Mart.

Tangaroa said...

That artist pic is the best of the bunch - very unusual!

Major Pepperidge said...

Seems this area was mostly popular with the ladies, judging by the absence of dudes!

The postcard that matterhorn mentions is one of my favorites...I found one at an antique shop in Minnesota for 90 cents.

DisneyDutchman said...

Thanks Dave Beautiful Pics!! - Hey Major why don't you post a pic of the postcard? DD

perkypickle said...

the artist pic is great!!

that portrait formula they taught the artists is still used today....sorta.

Mr. Mouse Monthly said...

I spy the awesome Carnation milk truck! Also, it looks like you could buy glass flower lights, similar to the ones "planted" in the foliage near the NOS train station. I love those lights!