Sunday, September 03, 2006

Moonliner


Over the years there were various sets of souvenir slides available for sale at Disneyland. The Pana-Vue sets are probably the most well-known (look on ebay for Bill Cotter's excellent CD of restored Pana-Vue slide images). But there were other manufacturers, including Sawyers (makers of View Masters), "Super View", and "Treasure Tone".

This neat slide is from the Treasure Tone series. It's certainly an unusual angle, perhaps taken from the roof of the Rocket to the Moon building(?). Just a great early Tomorrowland image.

I have about 40 Treasure Tone slides, and at least some of the images were released in sets produced by other companies - - or maybe all of them were. But the Treasure Tone versions retain their vivid colors some 50 years later. While they might be slightly less interesting than slides taken by Disneyland guests, I think you'll agree that this one is worth a look!

6 comments:

Tangaroa said...

Awesome angle - really unusual! I'd love to see some others from this series...

perkypickle said...

wow! i have some from that series but not that one! really great shot...thanks fer postin!

Davelandwebdotcom said...

Good color, too; most of the commercial slides have not held up over the years.

OFP_857 said...

Could you actually get in beneath the rocket launch pad? Doesn't that look like people milling about under the launch pad there in what looks like some sort of screen, or chain-link?

Major Pepperidge said...

ofp_857, I see what you are talking about, and I am certain that there was no actual space under the rocket...it is just an optical illusion caused by irregularities in the color of the cement. You entered one of two theaters that were above ground (the dome-shaped structures that you see in some photos).

Connie Moreno said...

WOW! What a cool angle!