Friday, February 24, 2017
Way back in May of 2006, I posted my very first photo here on GDB, and it happened to feature the mother and boy in both of today's images (sorry sis, you didn't make the cut 11 years ago). Going back through those photos, I saw that there were a bunch that I hadn't bothered to scan, in part because they had all turned magenta. My color-correcting skills have evolved a lot, and I was able to get these looking pretty good.
Junior has assumed the pose that I generally use in photos - the "eyes in mid-blink" that has made me famous 'round the world. Mom is wearing a pretty yellow dress, and she's holding one of those classic popcorn boxes - clean examples can fetch $80 to $100 these days. Or more! I wish I could tell what sis is holding in her right hand.
Thanks to the sign for the "Alice" ride, we can safely date this to 1958. The sun appeared to be setting, giving everything a warm glow, though it looks like winter to me. Hard to say, since I had to do so much fiddling with the color.
Notice mom's lenticular Mickey Mouse button!
Here's a better look at one of those signs: