Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Two from 1957, Frontierland & Tomorrowland

Mother and daughter pose dutifully at the entrance to Frontierland. Either that gate is very large, or the people are very tiny. Some might even say itty-bitty. I've always liked how the Frontierland sign is made from two rough boards, nothing fancy. Maybe they used an old Disneyland wood-burning kit to add the lettering? You can see the Pendleton shop, the Mark Twain, and the Trading Post as well.


Monsanto's House of the Future made its debut in '57... look at the line to get in! There were plenty of folks who wanted a glimpse of the near future. Women dreamed of ultrasonic dishwashers and irradiated food that wouldn't spoil (plus it glowed in the dark!). Men dreamed of a house that didn't need its gutters cleaned or roof reshingled. Kids pretty much went because their parents dragged them along, but that doesn't mean that they didn't enjoy it!

6 comments:

TokyoMagic! said...

I wonder why the plastic house concept never took off. Today they could be made out of recycled plastic. I'd live in one....especially if it looked like that!

Viewliner Ltd. said...

Now there is the finest picture I have ever seen of the HOF. Fantastic.

Davelandweb said...

Wow! That line is amazing! I never think of lines being that long in the 50's.

Biblioadonis aka George said...

Great Monsanto shot!

Chiana said...

I'll say it! Itty-bitty! hehe Like 'em both, Maj.

spajadigit said...

That HOF shot is pretty special, all right.

Actually, Tokyomagic, I'm not sure living in that thing would be that great- I imagine the cooling bill per month during the hot summers would be pretty horrendous.

Still...