Tuesday, May 10, 2016
We're continuing our look at some very early Magic Kingdom (that's in Florida, folks) photos, taken on a beautiful November day in 1971. It was the Thanksgiving break, and while "Mr. X" described it as very busy, it looks pretty sedate in most of his pictures.
Here's a neat photo of the Emporium
As always, I get a kick out of looking at the people in these vintage pictures. I especially like the lady with the big hair, cape, and patriotic-striped pants.
Meanwhile, just off of Town Square was "Le Chapeau" - "Gentlemens & Ladies' Hats" (what if you need a hat for your teacup chihuahua?). I would march right in and demand something "floppy; casual, but not jejune; most importantly, it must have panache".
How about that Coca-Cola hat on the lady to our right? I am generally opposed to wearing clothing with giant logos (Nike, etc); why would I pay to be a walking advertisement for a giant company? I might make an exception for Disneyland stuff (though I don't wear that either). Hey, it's a free country, people can do what makes them happy!
The man in the middle is detail-oriented, and is taking a photo of the gas lamp with its tasteful Christmas decor. I wonder what else he took photos of?