Tuesday, January 08, 2008

Scenes from Nineteen Fitty Seven

That's right, I said nineteen fitty seven! It's a two-fer today. First up, we're walking up Main Street towards the castle. The photos, with their slightly sepia-toned color evoke a warm, sentimental feeling for the U.S. as it was so many years ago. The park must have opened only a short while before this, considering the long shadows pointing west...and notice that nearly everyone is heading the same direction as we are.


Next we'll hop over to Frontierland. We've seen this Friendly Indian Village umpty-five times, but there is something about this particular photo that I find extra appealing. The clarity and detail, maybe. The still-undeveloped plantings give us a slight glimpse over the berm, not that there's much to see. As the years passed, many more friendly natives came out of their tepees to scrape, grind, slice, dice and julienne for our viewing pleasure.

7 comments:

Matterhorn1959 said...

Gorgeous image of the Indian Village. I especially like the painting on the side of the teepees!

Davelandweb said...

Hey Major - I have posted the long lost "brother" slide of your Indian Village slide...amazing coincidence! Great post as always - love the colors.

Vintage Disneyland Tickets said...

VIVID! Wow, how sweet they are!

Notice how almost nobody is walking in the street. The people are treating it like a real street! I bet our photo taker jumped out onto Main Street to snap this shot then rushed back to the side walk!!!

Yendorb said...

The sun rises in the east, those shadows are pointing east

Major Pepperidge said...

Yendorb, I put my brain in backwards that night!

CoxPilot said...

I remember back then that there were a lot of various motorized and horse drawn vehicles. If you walked in the street, you might get mowed down by a runaway horse, omnibus or fire engine. That was a big reason why a lot of those things are gone today. To many people.

Major Pepperidge said...

You're right, coxpilot...these days the few vehicles that are left can barely navigate that crowded street...the drivers have to keep honking that darn horn!

But I hope they keep the vehicles there, it's much better with them than without 'em.