Monday, May 16, 2016
Journey Back To 1956
I'm back. I know my blog has been spotty lately, but I have been traveling, exploring, and all kinds of other things that you probably have no interest in that have prevented me from posting. I return today with a few images from a set of 21 consecutive 1956 Disneyland slides. Naturally I will be presenting them in chronological order; is there any other way? We'll start out with a few snoozers and work our way up to the big finish.
It is always interesting (to me at least) to see the Castle without the crest above the entrance.
I know...zzzzzzzzz. But for this man in 1956, it was probably pretty exciting to be visiting Disneyland during its initial year of being open.
A glimpse of Frontierland. I wish I could have grabbed this guy's camera and taken the photos myself!
This shot of the waterway between Adventureland and Frontierland is a bit more interesting!
A somewhat contemporary shot from 2012 for comparison:
Over at the Pack Mule attraction, which is where Big Thunder Mountain Railroad currently resides.
While we're at it, here's a shot of the Pack Mules from 1958/59.
Get a load of the little girl's hat; she got plenty of shade with that!
Back to 1956 we finally get to one of the images that I was most excited to acquire. This BAM shot of a Frontierland Stagecoach:
A detail of the art on the door:
The unloading of the Coach:
A detailed view:
Last one for today shows a barren Rivers of America with a Stagecoach meandering along the edge:
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