Monday, August 14, 2006

Jungle Cruise loading, January 1959

Here's a nicely dressed all-American family getting ready to say goodbye to civilization. They will make a lovely set of shrunken heads, don't you think? The Skipper's costumes changed a lot in the early years. I've seen striped shirts, white shirts, red shirts (this guy has a turtleneck), etc.

I kind of miss the colorful awnings on the boats, maybe because they were a throwback to the 1950's. You can see more of the jungle canopy nowadays, but the boats themselves have lost some of their charm.

1 comment:

Matterhorn1959 said...

I agree about the canopies. I also liked the boats when they were more of a fleet with the awning. And the costume is the winter costume for Jungle Skippers.