Thursday, June 19, 2014
It's time for some more "greatest hits" - from Frontierland (both dated August 1957) this time!
I love this fantastic photo of one of the Conestoga Wagons; it's in the corral where the Stagecoaches also loaded/unloaded. Pack Mules can just be seen in the background. The wagon looks so tidy, with its burnt sienna paint and blue wheels. The tools and boxes stuck on the outside of the vehicle add to the richness of the scene. I presume those are clydesdales hitched to the wagon?
Here's another favorite of mine, taken from the top of a Keelboat, which is unique to my collection. The girl wears a "coolie hat", while the boy sports a train engineer's cap. Everything about this picture is awesome, the ropes, the wooden benches (already worn by thousands of butts), Fowler's Harbor in the distance, the speaker on the mast, and the wonderful folk art decoration next to the kids.