Monday, October 05, 2015
Here are two fun, early scans from large-format negatives! Let's start with this interesting photo of one of the Horse Drawn Streetcars resting somewhere backstage under a very humble structure; does anybody know where this location is? Of course my favorite detail is the two ladies in their Main Street cast member garb, probably eating lunch on the front seat. That's what I would want to do!
The next image, featuring the wonderful C.K. Holliday locomotive, is supposedly from 1955, though there is no proof; however, I do believe that it is very early, and you can see some red, white and blue bunting on the side of the freight car - possibly left over from opening day.