Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Disneyland Band, August 13 1955

It's just another lazy summer day in Disneyland as the marching band heads towards Main Street for an afternoon parade. The park is less than a month old at the time this photo was shot, and it sure does feel smaller. In early images, you'll often see families relaxing on the park benches, taking in a band concert at the gazebo, and chillin' (but never illin'). Which makes it feel more like a "real" small midwestern town.

This slide had turned a deep magenta and required quite a bit of Photoshop adjustment...which explains the slightly wonky colors!


Tinker Bell said...

What a wonderful shot! The 1955 photos are always my favorite. Thanks for doing such a great job on the blog!

Matterhorn1959 said...

So you had Willie Wonka help you with color on this slide? Just kidding. Nice slide and I always like the Band in the blue uniforms.

Major Pepperidge said...

Thank you tinker bell!

And matterhorn, yes, this photo is an early experiment in Wonkavision!