Sunday, November 03, 2013
Black & White Gems from 1959, Pt. 3
It's the big finish of my December 1959 collection, with today's post focusing on Frontierland. Our photographer of yesteryear had the good sense to capture the Slue Foot Sue sign outside of the Horseshoe.
While visiting the park, he/she apparently took a trip on the Mark Twain around the Rivers of America. I am able to deduce this because the following photos show what he saw, beginning with the Columbia being docked at Fowler's Harbor.
Zooming in, you can see another amateur photographer on the left-hand side of the photo. As always, I wonder what happened to that shot?
As the Twain passed the real Indian Village, guests could see the entrance and ticket booth, as well as the faux/taxidermied buffalo/bison (I never remember which one it is).
An almost unrecognizable unadorned Castle Rock. As the saying goes, sometimes less is more.
Even in black and white, the Burning Cabin is a memorable image:
The photograph was clear enough to handle a zoom-in, so that we can get a better look at the drunken/dead settler:
An intimidating group of Indian figures watch the guests on the Twain as they pass by.
And that's it for this group, readers! Well, except for one random bonus shot that came with the group, showing the Lawrence Welk band. I have no idea where this was taken, but it is also from December 1959.
All I can say is, "A wunnerful a wunnerful." If you are too young to know what that means, check out Lawrence Welk on youtube.
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