Thursday, May 26, 2016
Today I have a few more slides that were rescued from oblivion - years ago they were skipped because I could not restore them from their magenta state. But things have changed! Thanks to the new scanner, I was able to make these look pretty good.
This first one is hand-dated "1956", and shows the burning settler's cabin. I hope it's insured! Just look at those flames.
Let's zoom in for a better look at the carnage. The settler had harvested his first crop of corn, but it was all for nought. There he is, doing pilates in the front yard.
Hey, what is that thing in the water in the lower left?
I noticed a mysterious shape to the right of the cabin, and as far as I can tell, it might be the rear-end of a cow (?). If so, that's a detail that I've never seen before. If you have another guess, please chime in!
This next one was not dated, but is probably from about the same time as the previous slide; there's Chief Wavy, glaring at us, and yet welcoming us. It's always mixed signals with him. You can see a white rock up and to the right of his head... I believe that that is where the Disneyland Railroad tracks ran. It even looks like we can see a foot or so of track to the extreme right.
Uh oh, these guys are giving me the heebie-jeebies.