Sunday, January 20, 2008

Disneyland Mix

Thank goodness I can count up to three, because that's how many pictures we'll be reviewing today.

This first photo is from September 1959, and even though it's kind of blurry, it shows the seldom-seen trading post, and the stoic wooden indian (as opposed to an excitable one, I guess). Most of the photos from this lot (you'll see more in the future) share an odd least two-thirds of each picture is empty ground. Photo after photo. It would be funny if it wasn't so frustrating! I'll have to put up several examples together, you'll see what I mean. The photographer also had a penchant for taking photos in which I have no idea what he/she was aiming at, because there isn't much of anything to look at. Nutty.

Now we move on to December 1960...the sun has set, and the lights have been turned on, making everything that much more beautiful. A father and son seem to be considering what to do next, maybe a ride on the Carousel, and then some of the dark rides? Sounds good to me. I can almost hear that distinctive carousel music.

This photo looks like it was taken with one of those cheap "Holga" cameras from has a strange soft quality (but not unpleasing), not to mention the slightly "off" colors. Perhaps it's approriate that these odd attributes accompany a photo of the psychedelic Alice in Wonderland attraction, as seen in 1970

1 comment:

Vintage Disneyland Tickets said...

That last shot is dreamy, I like how the colors are slightly off. Do you have more from that set? Thanks!