Saturday, November 14, 2009

Scholarly Saturdays: Encyclopaedia Britannica & Main Street Pt. 5



Yup, still on Main Street! Shot #1 is from the Swift Market House at the Corner of Main Street & East Center Street. Rumor has it that this will eventually be a Starbucks!

In image #2, the boys are just chewing the fat around the pot-bellied stove inside the market. We have Black Bart, Sheriff Lucky, a Keystone Kop, and I believe Trinidad, one of the White Wings.



It’s pretty obvious that Susie & Bobby have no interest in the Timex store, but the photographer told them to stand in the window and stare.



Susie has even less interest in these little ceramic figures. Check out that sneer! Sure would love to know about what happened to Susie and whether or not her face froze like that!



Time for lunch! Looks like the kids got to have a meal at the Red Wagon Inn, another Swift Enterprise.



A little cut-out character fun in Central Plaza and the kids seem much happier! The lunch at The Red Wagon Inn was probably a factor in those smiles, too.



And so dear readers, I leave you with a view of East Center Street. Only one more installment to go for the Main Street film strip (hang in there William!).



See more Encyclopaedia Britannica photos at my website.

4 comments:

PTA Transit Authority said...

These are fun pics Dave. And informative too! Thanks.

William Bezek said...

Oh sorry...was I walking around Main Street with a sneer like little Susie?

Vintage Disneyland Tickets said...

What is Susie problem, I bet that sneer became permanent!

These old film strips are such fun, thanks Dave. Can I turn the lights back on now?

Chiana_Chat said...

As it said, those things captured Susie's heart. She is sneering because she is now heartless.

Re: Main St.'s theming. Personally I liked it when there was a bit more attempt to be turn-of-the-century there. Watering it down because people are supposedly less interested in those days makes it less interesting - classic self-fulfilling cycle at work. It could actually be more interesting the further away we are from it because of the appeal for the novel and exotic. The more interesting it is made, the more people will be apt to be... interested. :)

Dave, enjoyed your Matterhorn page, lots of super shots then & now, thanks!