Friday, October 02, 2015
Disneyland in the 1950's - - wow, what a place! I am continually charmed and fascinated by Walt's original park, especially during its first few years. Imagine being able to walk down Main Street U.S.A. toward the castle, circa 1957, knowing what you know now. My brain would probably explode from sensory overload!
I love this colorful photo showing two boys (we'll see more of them in upcoming posts), propped up by an antique horse hitch, in front of wonderful Sleeping Beauty Castle. The trees still have that spindly look, the ladies wear skirts, and everything looks so darn clean. Both boys hold turquoise blue bags, possibly holding postcards - yes, let's say they have the rarest postcards, worth hundreds of dollars today!
Even the umbrellas brighten the picture, like overgrown flowers. I can't explain exactly why, but I really get a kick out of this picture.
Closer to the castle, we see the boys (one wearing a sporty souvenir chapeau) posing for another picture, while some lady (not related, I believe) butts in with her little stinker. Notice the toddler near the middle of the picture, she (?) is wearing a Keppy Kap! Even though they were "one size fits all", I am still surprised one would fit on a noggin that tiny.
Here's a Keppy Kap, for those of you who don't know what I'm talking about: