Monday, March 06, 2017

Monkey See Monday

This 1956 image shows an organ grinder and his monkey in the Central Plaza area of Disneyland. Imagine..."live" animals at Disneyland doing things that might be unscripted. A closeup of the organ shows the name Molinari & Sons, New York.

Here's a previously posted shot of the same guy, also from 1956:

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Pegleg Pete said...

It's interesting that the organ grinder's organ features a Dutch rather than an Italian landscape painted on its side - Meindert Hobbema's 'The Avenue At Middleharnis' from the National Gallery in London. I wonder how long the organ grinder remained a feature at Disneyland.

K. Martinez said...

Love that the monkey's wearing the Davy Crockett coonskin hat. Thanks, Dave.

MRaymond said...

How long was the organ grinder in Disneyland? I have a picture of my uncle with the organ grinder. I think it's from the late 50s. My uncle doesn't remember

Leonard said...

A monkey in a coonskin cap! The only thing better would be a coon in a monkeyskin cap!