Tuesday, November 08, 2016
I've done some more rescans of old slides that have already been featured here on GDB. While the original versions weren't bad, the new scans are a definite improvement.
Let's begin with this one from June 6th, 1956. That was a a Wednesday; the park was open from 10 AM until 8 PM, and the high temp for the day was a mild 75 degrees. Attendance was a mere 9,717. (Thanks to Jason's Disneyland Almanac for that info).
This is a nice shot of the Nile Princess, moments before embarking on its tour of the remote rivers of the world. Three people are waiting for their cushion to be placed on the bench seat. I'm wondering what some of those mysterious thingamabobs are on the bow of the boat. Notice the lantern on top of the canopy, at a casually askew angle. Hey, why is there an electrical wire going into it?
Melissa, the little girl in front is looking right at YOU.
Here's the redo - some of that dingy yellow cast has gone, and as usual, everything is just a little bit sharper and clearer.
I always liked this nice, scarce interior shot (circa 1970) of the INA Carefree Corner. Those ladies are probably pretty bored. Let's go bug them!
Some of that weird pink cast has been removed, but the ladies look just as bored. Over the blonde's shoulder we can see a shelf of large books - are those the ones that people could sign? Or was that at City Hall? If only there was a device on which I could look that stuff up.
I hope you have enjoyed today's rescans.