Thursday, March 09, 2017

Steve Stuart's Disneyland Files, March 1961

It's time for two more slides from Nanook. You know, Steve Stuart! We're back at Disneyland.

A word from Steve: Here’s a [solo] shot of me standing along the railing of the Monorail Load Platform - again from March, 1961, obviously with the Matterhorn in the background – then featuring its many active water features-!  The sweater, which we’ve spotted in other shots, I believe is a ‘cable knit’ sweater, and I remember it well.

Man, I would give anything to have a photo of myself and the Matterhorn when I was the same age!


Seated just this side of the Petrified Tree in Frontierland is my aunt and Mom.  Off to our right is the Golden Horseshoe Revue, with bits and pieces of ‘the little mining town of Rainbow Ridge’ scattered-about in the background.

I particularly like this great portrait of two important ladies in Steve's life.


Thanks so much to Steve Stuart. Next time... more P.O.P.

12 comments:

TokyoMagic! said...

Awwww, and it looks like your mom is holding your sweater for you in that second pic, Steve. 'Cause that's what mom's do for their kids.....along with a whole lot of other stuff! These were obviously taken in the summertime, because there is a major lack of snow on the Matterhorn. ;-)

TokyoMagic! said...

P.S. More terrific pics today! Thanks, Steve and Major

Scott Lane said...

As usual, great pics Steve!

Anonymous said...

I love how everyone is dressed so nicely in the era, as opposed to the rampant 'thrift store sale' look so unfortunately common when one goes to the parks these days. Wonderful pictures!

Patrick Devlin said...

"We'll meet you right by the petrified tree." "See in you in a little bit sweetheart."

DrGoat said...

Lovely pics Steve. Very classy Mom and Aunt.

K. Martinez said...

Wonderful photo of your mom and aunt, Steve. Thanks again for sharing your family photos and memories.

Irene said...

I always enjoy your pictures Steve, especially the ones with your Mom and Aunt. They were very classy looking ladies!

Chuck said...

Concur all, Steve. Your dad really knew his way around a camera, and it doesn't hurt when you have great subjects to photograph. :-)

TM!, all of those active water features were due to the snow melting.

Nanook said...

Dear All-

Yes - both my mon and aunt were 'classy-looking ladies'; although it sort of ran in the family. There does seem to have also been a bit more 'class' back in those days that everyone ascribed to. Once again, there's that happy mid-point somewhere which can suffice for most situations, that has sadly been abandoned these days for something more along the lines of "complete tackiness", that would barely be at home in a flop house.

Nancy said...

Wonderful views! Thanks as always for sharing them. :-)

Kel said...

Ok, that's it. Next time I'm going in the park I'm dressing a bit nicer.