Friday, May 01, 2015
The Tender Pirate
It's true…even Pirates have a tender side, as you can see in this August 1960 shot of Peg-Leg Pete posing with a little boy aboard the Chicken of the Sea Pirate Ship. Of course, this could be Pete trying to sweet talk the little boy into joining his band of depraved marauders. Hard to say.
This recent acquisition made me curious about how long Pete lasted at the park. My earliest image of him is from June 1958:
Followed by one from September of the same year:
These two from November 1959 are my favorites; they show that he definitely had a sense of humor!
This December 23, 1960 shot looks like Walt might have been telling him that his days are numbered.
The last one I have of Pete is from May 1961; I wonder if Walt gave him a severance package?
Sharp-eyed readers will notice a construction crane; wonder what was going on behind Storybook Land?
Board the Chicken of the Sea Pirate Ship back at my main website and see more vintage shots of this lost treasure.
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