Friday, August 19, 2016

Gems from Disneyland August 1961

Today we journey back to August 1961 to view a few gems from one photographer's collection. I am also going to include some of the hand-written inscriptions from the back of the slides. This one was labeled: "Town Square." Well, kind of close to Town Square. I was hoping to get a vintage glimpse of Esmeralda but no luck. She's been upstaged by a horse.

How about this energetic shot of Tomorrowland? The Monorail, Subs, Matterhorn, much to see!

Love this one: "Home of the future - all plastic. Real neat."

At the entrance of Tomorrowland once stood the Clock of the World:

A closeup of the Clock:

as well as the entrance to America the Beautiful:

Fantasyland yields this exceptional shot of a cast member working the Snow White attraction, dressed as Snow herself:

A great detail of the original mural:

More to come in the future from this great set of vintage Disneyland shots!

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Anonymous said...

WOW, beautiful Tomorrowland shot, and more HOF goodness too.

Major P has some nice HOF pics up today also.

Thank you Dave.


Patrick Devlin said...

Nice shots, Dave. Thanks for sharing.

It looks like an early morning visit: the Clock of the World shows it's still earlier than 10 a.m. I need to do one of those kind of visits. I wonder if it will be that uncrowded...