Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Town Square Display Window, Admiral Joe, and Trash Can

I posted this photo a short while ago, and last weekend, took a photo of approximately the same spot in Town Square for comparison’s sake.

My other image for today is of Admiral Joe Fowler standing in Central Plaza near the Castle. Although it’s cool to see a photo of the Disney legend, it’s even cooler to see this rare trash can in the background, which is definitely unthemed. Anybody able to date this slide by the can? I’ll go ahead and repost the other photo of Joe from this same trip, standing near the Chicken of the Sea Restaurant.

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Bearride - Raymond said...

I would say that the photo of Admiral Fowler was taken in winter 1956 as there are no leaves on the trees and no Skyway in the background! :)

Major Pepperidge said...

So now we know that the display in front of Bank of America is still there! I don't think I ever really noticed it.

Did you see photos of the new window on Main Street for Roger Broggie? It says "Can Do", which (from what I've read) was Admiral Joe Fowler's catch phrase. Odd, and kind of sad that they couldn't get it right for Mr. Broggie and all of his contributions to Disneyland.

Davelandweb said...

I had never noticed that the display window jutted out either. You'll also notice that now there is no bench there; one less place to sit down and relax! I have a photo of the Broggie window; I'll try to remember to post it tomorrow. And thanks Bearride for the identification!

walterworld said...

I've been to Disneyland countless times but I too don't seem to have really noticed that display window before. Thanks for the comparison shot---

Hrundi V. Bakshi said...

I agree that it is likely fall or winter, almost everyone is wearing a coat - but it might be 1956, 57 or 58 when looking at the fashions.

But I'm going to guess this was taken on a Sunday in the late afternoon (long shadows, sun setting in the West). People used to dress nice to go to Disneyland in the 50's, but everyone here seems QUITE dressed up, so I'm speculating this might be after church on a Sunday.

Or not.