Monday, October 13, 2014
Here is another selection of random (but "nicer than usual") images from GDB's past - this time we're in Frontierland.
I must have several dozen photos of the "Friendly Indian Village" (probably more than that), but this one (circa 1960) is different. Different is good! Our photographer was aboard the Columbia, and he found something to stand on that seems to have put him a good six feet higher than everyone else. Either that or he was 12 feet tall. The foreground elements of the rigging and the other guests adds a nice "you are there" quality to this bright, sunny photo. You can just see the Disneyland Railroad passing behind the Indian Village too. This picture was originally posted in 2008.
Notice our good friend, the giant tinfoil ball (to the right)! What could it actually be? I've noticed it in some other recently-acquired slides as well.
This is a neat (and unusual) view (originally posted in 2009) of one of the li'l yellow Mine Trains as it rounds the curve that surrounded the geysers and paint pots of the Rainbow Desert. Apparently this photo was taken from the Disneyland RR; notice the guy (with the hat) taking a photo of us! The photo is circa 1962.
Originally posted in 2009, this nice view of the Columbia sailing ship (circa 1958) is a beauty. I'd say it is "postcard worthy", which is almost literally true, since there are several vintage Disneyland postcards showing the Columbia from almost the same vantage point. The golden late-afternoon sun really adds a lot to the nostalgic feeling of this one.
See? Vintage postcard. I like the photo above better!