Monday, June 11, 2012
There's the famous floral portrait of Mickey Mouse, in particularly fine form in this 1959 photo. The population on the sign is 15 million... so it took four years to reach that number. By 1967, and additional 45 million guests will have walked through the gates.
Here's a nice late-afternoon shot looking back toward Main Street Station, with the "Disneyland 1959" banner on display (as well as the lamp post signs and the masonite signs suspended overhead).
And lastly, my favorite of the three, in spite of the fact that 1/3 of the slide was damaged. I just love the relaxed, 1950's ambiance that is evident, and I always like some vintage people-watching. Notice the little Mickey Mouse flag to the left, and near that you can the caboose of the Disneyland Railroad.