Thursday, November 21, 2013

Characters at Knott's - 1950's

Today I have a pair of nice vintage Knott's Berry Farm pix featuring a few of the characters that populated the Ghost Town (things look pretty lively for a ghost town, I'd say).

This one is my favorite, a man who resembles Buffalo Bill chats with a lady who has a stack of complimentary maps to hand out. Depending on what year these are from (they are undated, unfortunately), this fellow may have performed over at the Arena where horse riders performed feats of daring. As always, I love doing a bit of people-watching in these old photos. 

I'm not sure where this was taken, but I assume it was near an eatery of some sort. Two well-dressed ladies were loitering outside - their mere presence added elegance to whatever was going on. Of course, the real star of the picture is that guy's shirt! It appears to be a cartoony map, though whether it is of a real place or not, I couldn't say.

Hey homies, I'm still away from home and away from computers. Or as I like to call them, "Pooters". I'll be home soon!


TokyoMagic! said...

Major, that second pic was taken just outside the Ghost Town Grill. We can see the side of the Gold Trails Hotel across the way. And right next door, a portion of the Silver Dollar Saloon's sign can be seen (an "S" and an "I" are visible on the sign as well as part of a silver coin)

K. Martinez said...

The first images is great. Love the woman's wagon wheel dress.

Melissa said...

I want to wear the wagon-wheel print skirt from the first picture with the map-print shirt and the broad feathered hat from the second picture, and ride down the dusty street on muleback, dispensing souvenir maps and chocolate cow pies with a big smile and a hearty "howdy-do."

Then again, I want a lot of things.

Anonymous said...

Well How-DEE! I'm just so PROUD to be here!

- Minnie Pearl (RIP)

Thanks for these, Major. Hope you're having good R&R.


Major Pepperidge said...

TokyoMagic!, thanks for info. Somehow I knew that YOU would know!

K. Martinez, I didn't even notice the wagon wheels. Great detail!

Melissa, "chocolate cow pies"… I don't want to see those being dispensed!

JG, she does have a bit of a Minnie Pearl vibe to her, doesn't she?

Melissa said...

They wouldn't be cow pies covered in chocolate; they'd be cow pies simulated in chocolate!