Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Aunt J Serves the Java, January 1964



I was pretty excited to add this shot to my collection, as I only have one other shot of Aunt Jemima. This January 1964 photo shows Aunt J serving up the java to guests at her New Orleans Street restaurant in Disneyland. Of course, I have to zoom in.



She looks like the same Aunt J that's in this cast photo from September 1962:



Today, this restaurant is known at The Riverbell Terrace:



But I digress...going back to the January 1964 batch we have this shot of the Mark Twain.



If we look closer at this second shot...



we can see the same couple on the Mark Twain, waving to their friend on the dock. What a perfect way to work off a buckwheat pancake induced food coma!



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6 comments:

Connie Moreno said...

This was great!!!

Major Pepperidge said...

I love the photo of Aunt Jemima, but have to admit that it makes me cringe a little too, if you know what I mean. Still, great photo of something rarely seen.

Davelandweb said...

Major - I know what you mean. But...that's the way things were, and hiding it doesn't make it any better.

stu29573 said...

I wish I could have been there in September of 1962, but I was busy being born....

Anonymous said...

Nice group shot. Doesn't make me cringe at all. It's a 'period piece'. And 50 years from now WE will be the subject of such scrutiny and wonder why.

THE Disneyland Mom said...

Great pictures! Thanks for sharing!