Thursday, August 08, 2013
The "Pitchur Gallery" was at Knott's Berry Farm for many years, and was a popular spot for creating a unique, humorous souvenir. I sometimes think it would be fun to try to find as many different scenes as possible, but then I remember that I have to pay for all of them. Anyway, here is a fun selection!
I love this first one; Sad Eye Joe probably wasn't crazy about sharing his cell, but nobody said that prison was fun. The lady looks dazed, she is regretting her life of crime. Her husband is unrepentant, and is already plotting his next bank holdup. I wonder what ever happened to that hand-carved Sad Eye Joe head (and did experts know that there was more than one Joe at the park)?
This young couple posed as newlyweds, he in his topcoat (bowler hat in hand), she in the frilliest wedding gown. Isn't she pretty?
And finally, my favorite of the bunch. Sometimes you don't have many choices when you're looking for a place to board, but this couple doesn't seem to mind the fact that they are staying in Goldie's Joint. I love that the lady has her leg out the side window, just like the kicking leg that is still visible today!