Tuesday, August 11, 2015
Have you ever taken a jacket out of your closet and discovered a $20 bill in one of the pockets? Well, today's pictures are kind of like that! These scans are years old, stuck in a folder that I forgot about, until now. And they're pretty cool too.
As you can see, a group of kids and dogs are posing in front of Ken-L-Land, where guests could keep their beloved pets during their day at Disneyland. Ken-L-Ration dog food sponsored the place, and in March of 1957, they also held a dog show at the park. This wasn't a show full of perfumed, beribboned "foofie" dogs, these were good old regular dogs, with names like Max, Trixie, Sport, and Waldo. Yes, Waldo! It's a perfectly good name for a dog!
Nearby, more kids receive cans of dee-licious Ken-L-Ration dog food from an actor named Richard Simmons (I know!), who portrayed Sergeant Preson of the Yukon on television from 1955 through 1958. Presumably Ken-L-Ration was one of the sponsors of the program. The famous Berm is very visible here.
Let's zoom in a bit for a better look at those magnificent pooches! Notice the little "ticket booth" (or whatever it is) in the background. If you look closely, you can see that some of the kids are wearing pinback buttons...
.... like this one! They aren't terribly hard to find, but I'd like to think that mine spent a day in 1957 in Disneyland.