Sunday, October 11, 2015
Today I present two slides that (as far as I can tell) have never been posted on GDB before, even though they were found in boxes of old, previously-scanned images.
This first one was probably omitted because it had turned a terrible shade of deep pink; even now, my attempt at color correction is only just passable. But I like the early (August 14th, 1956) look at the entrance to Adventureland. It reminds me of the old two-strip Technicolor films, with the "not quite right" hues. The white wire fencing surrounding that planter seems to have only been used in the first year or so. Two ladies are about to enter beneath the crude archway, followed by a man who I am almost certain is a priest (or parson!). We all know (from decades of "New Yorker" cartoons) that priests who enter the jungle will inevitably wind up in a giant cast iron pot.
This next one is from May, 1958, taken in (or rather, in back of) Main Street Station. Perhaps all of that bunting is present because of Memorial Day? Notice the sign for the Grand Canyon Diorama. My favorite detail is the man with the movie camera as he films two stylish ladies pretending not to notice him!