Tuesday, June 09, 2009
1950’s B&W Details: Adventureland Gate
This photo is so perfect it almost seems like a setup shot for the set of a movie; the type of shot used for continuity or record keeping. Barely a soul to be found...nor a Tiki Bird to be heard. Like the others, this one is most likely from the initial years of Disneyland.
Here’s a color shot from a similar vantage point from July 18, 1955 also showing the Casa de Huespedes (guest house/boarding house):
A few fun closeups of the lettering on the building and signage:
I’d never noticed before the cattle-head detail visible in this detailed view:
It appears that the skulls had either been temporarily removed or not installed yet:
Today, with how the landscaping has grown in and the addition of the Tiki Room, it is next to impossible to get a similar shot. This is about as good as it gets:
See more vintage & current Adventureland photos at my regular website.