Thursday, March 29, 2007

Columbia, January 1959

Today is a sort of last-minute post, for reasons too boring to explain! Here's a neat view taken off of the bow of the Columbia in 1959. This replica of the first American ship to circumnavigate the globe made its debut only seven months earlier, and it still appears to be shiny and new here, with bright paint. Look at the attention to detail with the ropes. I love the view past the figurehead towards the peaceful indian village. The indian boy is standing on the overturned canoe by this point...I wonder when he arrived at the village? Earlier pictures show the canoe all by itself.

Next is a nice look at Harper's Mill from November 1958. Frontierland is still very undeveloped even after three years, it makes a pretty convincing wilderness.

1 comment:

Connie Moreno said...

These photos are brilliant! Makes me wish I could time travel.