Tuesday, January 12, 2016
I have two more vintage photos from the Magic Kingdom, taken by my friend "Mr. X" when he visited the park for its first Thanksgiving holiday season, when the park was only a month old.
The Emporium looks quite different from the Disneyland version. All of that gingerbread frippery, and those thin elegant columns, along with the Federal style (?) windows - - very striking. The windows contain plush animals (a glimpse of things to come!), including Pooh bear.
Next is this nice shot of the Liberty Square Fife and Drum Corps, looking spiffy in their tricorn hats and uniforms. In the center of the band a young boy is involved in some ceremony, and he seems to be taking his role very seriously. He's gonna get him some Redcoats! In the distance, we see what I believe is the riverboat landing.