Monday, August 08, 2016

1959 Digital Magic

What happens when you take two consecutively shot 1959 badly faded vintage slides and spend some time cleaning them up digitally?

You get an amazing panorama view of Disneyland's Town Square circa 1959.

Here are a few juicy details from these images, beginning with the Fire Department/Walt's Apartment and Bekins Storage:

In this view, you can see the banner heralding all of the new attractions for 1959 as well as the Skyway in the background.

And a recent shot of Town Square for comparison:

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K. Martinez said...

I miss the old Bekins Storage building. Nice job on the panorama. Thanks, Dave.

Chuck said...

Excellent restoration job, Dave!

I always enjoy panoramas like this. Aside from the broader perspective that they provide, I also enjoy going through the "Where's Waldo?" exercise of finding people who are in both shots. The only doppelgangers I can find today are the family posing in front of the Bekins van as they enter the westernmost doors of the Emporium. As I always do, I wonder what became of that photo?

Patrick Devlin said...

I'm curious when the shots were taken because it looks like nothing has been done regarding the Matterhorn. Maybe the "Disneyland '59" banner was up for a year, or so, to promote the things a-comin'.

Martin Turnbull said...

OMG, Dave! That restoration job you did is magnificent!

Anonymous said...

Splendid work, makes my day.


HBG2 said...

Great job. Love the shot.