Tuesday, January 08, 2008

Miscellaneous 50s Shots

This one is like something out of “The Wizard of Oz”: “Toto, which way do we go?!?” This is a problem I never have in Tomorrowland...but hopefully in the future. At the time of this undated slide, there were lots of cool choices: The 20K Exhibit, The Skyway, Autopia, as well as a number of exhibits including The American Dairy Association, The Story of Aluminum, and of course the Hall of Chemistry. Shot #2 is almost identical to the one that the Major posted today; pretty ironic that I was scanning the same image just as he was posting. Pretty cool to see the DLRR tracks in the background:

It must be Christmas time in the park; the banners/flags outside the castle have also been changed to make them look more seasonal. According to the back of the slide, it was Edna’s Birthday. Let’s all join in a collective “Happy Birthday” to dear Edna. Just don’t ask me which one Edna is.

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Matterhorn1959 said...

That is quite a fashion statement in the first slide- two tone gabardine jacket with bright yellow pants. He almost matches the signage.

Major Pepperidge said...

Yes, like Matterhorn, I am impressed with that one guy's outfit. The yellow pants...I've found my new look!

And your slide is the twin to the one I posted today, you're right!

CoxPilot said...

Check out the two butts on the ground in the last shot. Where are the sweepers when you need them? The color in these photos are incredible. If I had known back then that Kodacolor was that good, I would have spent all my $50 a week on film.

Unknown said...

Those are amazing colors!