Saturday, April 26, 2008

Random Stuff from July 1961

The photos from July 1961 just never end, do they? There will be more, I guarantee it. For today I pulled a couple of random slides from this bunch of scans.

I think that for a lot of people, Main Street U.S.A. is just a street that they have to walk through to get to the fun lands. But I love Main Street! I could just hang out there and people-watch, ride the Ominbus or Streetcar, or drink a bottle of Vodka and fall asleep in the gutter in Town Square. Good times...

The famous forced perspective is readily apparent here. I think its interesting how some stores, such as the Hallmark store to the right and the Kodak store, take up several wildly different storefronts. It keeps things interesting! Past Kodak, ya got yer Timex store, then the Silhouette Studio, and the China Closet.


Keelboats. An ironic name considering that the boats had a tendency to keel over. See how top heavy they would be when loaded up? If it had ever happened to me, I would be grateful for the cool story of having to swim to safety in Disneyland. But... no such luck.

5 comments:

Davelandweb said...

Great Keelboat shot; I'd never noticed the detailing on the rudder before!

Vintage Disneyland Tickets said...

Beautiful Shots! I'm fonder of a bottle of Jack Daniels, then pass-out in the gutter, that black label matches main street nicely!

Serious nice pic of the Keel-Over boat, the few times I rode it I stayed below deck! THANKS!

outsidetheberm said...

We often hear the stories of how the Keel Boat would 'keel' over, but my worst encounter was in 1970 when our Tom Sawyer Raft was nearly split in half by a poorly piloted Keel Boat. True!

Viewliner Ltd. said...

Always great pictures. I am being spoiled. Thanks Major

Connie Moreno said...

"...drink a bottle of Vodka and fall asleep in the gutter in Town Square."

Good lord, you are insane...in a good way...I like it!