Wednesday, July 25, 2012
Black and White Gems from Bud Hurlbutt
These black and white beauties were listed as being from the estate of Knott's attraction mastermind, Bud Hurlbut. I can only assume (and hope) that he shot these as well. It would make sense since all of these shots are of transportation at Disneyland.
The first two images show the Horse-Drawn Streetcar; it would appear that Bud followed it up Main Street...
all the way to Central Plaza. You can see the Art Corner tents in the background of this view, which would mean these were most likely taken during the first year of the park's operation.
The rest of these show Bud's fascination with The Mark Twain.
There's something hypnotic about that Paddlewheel!
Notice in the Pre-Columbia days, the dock had the name of "Disneyland Steamship Co."
Early dock shots show a number of prop boxes; I am assuming (once again) that the names on these were significant. Any knowledgeable takers out there care to elaborate?
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