Friday, November 24, 2017

Balloons in Fantasyland, May 1958



I really fell in love with this vintage image from May 1958. The joy on the guest's faces (at least on two out of three) as they hold the Disneyland balloon seller's goods. Today, he might get fired for this.



Note the handpainted details:



And a contemporary shot:



The light fixture looks vintage, but not the same one from 1958. And the handpainted details have been replaced with a less than thrilling grapevine.



A final detailed view of the Fantasyland ticket booth near the Carrousel:



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2 comments:

Major Pepperidge said...

Wow, that first photo is incredible! It has everything I love about vintage Disneyland.

Janey said...

I'm totally cracking up because people want this shot ALL OF THE TIME at the parks! Like it's a huge thing, so I'm deeply amused to find a vintage photo of it happening. Now the balloon CM holds the balloons at the very end and out of shot.