Thursday, October 18, 2012
Matterhorn Cutout Fun
Initially, when I saw this first image come up for sale, I was going to pass on it. I already had two other cutout images for the Matterhorn in my collection. However, I noticed that this particular one had a bit of a "backstage" feature to it, as the cameraman accidentally caught the edge of the backdrop and the framing holding it up. Note the left-hand side. What a great idea to have the date as part of this souvenir photo opportunity!
The other ones in my collection are from December 30, 1962 (note how this group only had 3 people, so the 4th "face" was filled in with a cartoon character):
And from June 18, 1963:
As a follow-up to my previous post on Space Mountain construction, Bill H. sent me two shots from opening day, May 14, 1977:
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