Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Two From July 1959

Here are two slides dated July 1959, though of course that means they were developed in July, and could very well be from June. I only mention that because this photo of Main Street Station shows the station and the poster displays covered in flags and bunting that was almost certainly in place for the big party celebrating the opening of the Monorail, Matterhorn, and Submarines.


As if often the case, the gloom has burned off later in the day to reveal a glorious blue sky. Mom and sis pose on the corner... trust me, sis looks glum in every photo! There is something in a fancy frame in the window to the left... I can't tell what it is, but I get the feeling that it would be worth a lot of money today.

4 comments:

Chiana said...

She's not glum just... mod. Yeah. :)

TokyoMagic! said...

Hmmm, now I'm curious to see more of "sour sis". Could be a photo series, Major. I loved your series from a while back of the man who took photos of pretty much nothing important....or was it that his photo composition was bad...or both? I just remember that your commentary on those was absolutely hysterical.

Viewliner Ltd. said...

These pics prove that you are all about quality not quantity Major. As always fantastic shots.

Nancy said...

man, what a teaser on those posters....WAAA!!!