Friday, July 22, 2016
Today I have two undated photos, though they are definitely from the 1960's. In my opinion, both are pretty sweet!
Like this one, taken just inside the gates as a mother and small daughter pose in front of Main Street Station. The colors really "pop"; look at mom's purple skirt! The train station's clock tells us that it is just past noon, and while there is some haze, the sun is just managing to cut through it. Notice the ladders near the "Disneyland" sign - - roof repairs, I suppose?
Of course I can't ignore those incredible attraction posters! So wonderful; I consider the posters to be one of the most graphically beautiful Disneyland items ever produced. To the left is the über rare Santa Fe & Disneyland RR poster (aka the "Main Street Station" poster) - one that I covet, though I am lucky to be able to see one regularly at a friend's home. The lilac-pink background is so unusual, and yet it works.
This is not from the same group as photo #1, but it is also from the 1960's, and is cool and unusual. The roof of the red automobile shows that rains had recently passed through, but it looks like we won't need our umbrellas. I hope. Just beneath the Monorail track we can see the what I believe is the C.K. Holliday. A few of the taller Main Street structures are visible, as well as the ubiquitous Matterhorn.