Friday, November 20, 2015
Today I am posting what I believe is a little "undiscovered treasure"... a slide that I seem to have skipped for some reason, even though I scanned others in the same lot years ago.
I love this beautiful view of the riverfront area, with Aunt Jemima's Pancake House in the background. Even though there is nothing obviously amazing, the image is so pleasant and colorful in a way, looking like a place that I want to be. In the upper right we can see just a bit of the Swiss Family Treehouse, with a couple of guests starting up the stairs.
You know me, I enjoy my vintage people-watching!
More nosiness. That lady has let go of her stroller! We're all going to die!
Here's another one that I skipped, because it was so dark. The new scanner and software enabled me to salvage it, which (in my opinion) was worth the effort because the Storybook Land Canal Boat is the "Bold Lochinvar".
"Lochinvar" is a poem written in 1808 by Sir Walter Scott, and it tells the story of a brave Scottish lord who arrives at a wedding just as his beloved, the Fair Ellen, is about to marry an unworthy suitor (Ellen's father refused to let Lochinvar marry his daughter for some reason). He danced Fair Ellen over to the door, swept her onto his horse, and off they went. Men in the wedding party gave chase, but could not keep up with Bold Lochinvar.
I wonder if this tale was well known to every school boy and girl 100 years ago? My grandmother had books of the works of Sir Walter Scott, and I'll wager that many of the Imagineers remembered this thrilling verse from their younger days.