Wednesday, March 24, 2010
Indian Joe, October 1959
One of the touchstones for me is seeing Indian Joe—both the Main Street and the Frontierland versions. He has always been a popular photo opportunity, by witnessed from these October 1959 images.
It is interesting to compare him to the present-day version; the knife has definitely been downplayed by putting a painted "sheath" over the originally shiny "blade" from 1959.
The headband also has a different pattern than its predecessor; overall, the original seemed to be painted in much more vibrant colors.
See more current and vintage Frontierland photos at my regular website.