Wednesday, July 04, 2007

Happy 4th o' July!

I couldn't find any Disneyland slides that made me think of the Fourth of July...so I decided to break with tradition.

This image is from 1955, and was taken in Sheridan, Wyoming (thanks for the correction from a reader!). It's not even an Independance Day parade,  it's the 3rd Annual "All American Indian Days" parade (set in August). But a finer picture of 50's Americana would be hard to come by! I think that Walt Disney definitely managed to capture some of this nostalgia on Main Street U.S.A.


Notice the movie theater, showing a double feature: "This Island Earth" (with the veiny-brained Metalunas), and "Tarzan's Hidden Jungle" (starring Gordon Scott as Tarzan, and Vera Miles as..."Jill Hardy"?)

6 comments:

sundaynight said...

Wow! What a beautiful photograph. Puts you right there. Love the Woolworth sign. The little kid on the dad's shoulder really makes this image shine.

Matterhorn1959 said...

Great image. There are still small towns that look like this in Colorado and also some neighborhoods in Denver that have this look.

Peter VINCENT said...

Great Photo. Love those all those old store front signs.

Cladrite Radio said...

That photo's a treasure -- thanks for sharing it!

Looks like there was a Woolworth's in that town, too. Might be fun to stop by there for a sundae at the lunch counter after taking in the double feature.

Greg said...

Hello, Is this image int he public domain? Whom would I contact about using it in a publication? Thanks,
Greg
Sheridan, Wyoming.

Major Pepperidge said...

Greg, this image belongs to me, and is not in the public domain.