Wednesday, July 28, 2010

1950’s BW Images Now & Then

These negatives yielded some decent shots of the park, albeit a little blurred in many of the photos. The Minnie shot is my favorite, back when Mickey's girlfriend was still in her scary costume from the Ice Capades!

This poor cast member with his hands on his hips seems as if he’s misplaced something! I hope it’s not the Columbia.

Wow! A lot of construction has gone on here in the last 50 years!

I love seeing TSI abuzz with kids having a blast playing on its “natural” wonders!

Castle Rock looks much different today; barely recognizable for all of the crap that’s been heaped onto it:

Too shakey for one of my classic gory zoom-in detail shots:

I still get a little queesy walking over the barrel bridge; best to do it when nobody else is on it.

Not the same angle, but still nice to see that these fun bridges (suspension and pontoon) are still there:

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William Bezek said...

Those old Mickey and Minnie costumes are super creepy!

Connie Moreno said...

I loved the comparisons! And Minnie! Yikes yet nostalgic!

Connie Moreno said...

OH and the hat on the chick with that for real? Do you think she's a fellow castmember or did people actually wear those???

Thufer said...

Like Connie, I always enjoy th comparison shots a s well.
I have no way of knowing if the woman was a cast member or not, but yes, there was a time where that was concidered dress of the day.

Major Pepperidge said...

Love the photo of Minnie and the "hat girl". And the contemporary photo of Tom Sawyer Island... look at that mess!

Daveland said...

Connie - I thought the girl looked very European with that hat!

D. McEwan said...

"Castle Rock looks much different today; barely recognizable for all of the crap that’s been heaped onto it."

Amen brother. Crap is so right!

How I wish I still had the photo a friend took of me in 1963, where I'd climbed up, and was actually standing on the topmost point of Castle Rock.