Sunday, July 12, 2009

Knott's Souvenir Slide Sunday

Welcome to Knott's Ghost Town Souvenir Slide Sunday! This fun set of eight slides came from the Ghost Town “Pitchur Gallery”. As you can see on the “Order Blank” below there were 41 slides available at this time, to bad I’ve only got eight of them. These are of course undated, the second one looks around 1950 based on the cars in the parking lot, the train slides however must be newer? Sales tax was 3% in California from 1949 to 1961 so that's no help. I wonder if the clock in #38 “Clock” was the Dreger clock (link)?

Before we take a look at these a HUGE thanks goes out to Dave over at Daveland for scanning these slides for me. My scanner produced colorless mud puddles from these old slides, Dave performed his magic and brought them back to life for us to see, thank you Dave!

#7 - “Main Street” It still looks likes this today, mostly.

#4 - “Main Street” Those are some OLD cars in the parking lot. The Blacksmith shop looks the same today (link).

#14 - “Blacksmith” The inside looks a little different today (link) but still very authentic.

#39 – “Three Modes of Transportation” You Gotta love this one, I sure do! Check out the rails over the stream.

#22 – “Train” This reminds me of the train in Back to the Future III when it's going real fast at the end of the movie.

#16 – “Calico Square” Do those “Ladies" ever get tired of sitting like that all day?

#17 – “Chief Red Feather” Super shot of the Chief with the Bottle House in the background.

#28 – “General Merchandise” Lot’s of cool stuff in there!

You can see a different, yet vintage, set of Knott's Slides from a previous Post here (link). See you tomorrow on Magazine Monday.


Viewliner Ltd. said...

These are a great collection of slides Tim. At one time I had about 30 of them. Would always buy at least one when I went. Unfortunately I have no clue what happened to them.

Katella Gate said...

Somebody call Penelope Pitstop - I just found Chuggaboom! He's hiding out at Knott's Berry Farm in picture 4.

TokyoMagic! said...

Those cars in the "Main St." shot are parked on the site where the Bird Cage Theater would be erected in 1954, so that photo has to be 1954 or earlier.

TokyoMagic! said...

Hey, we can see the leg hanging out of the upstairs window at Goldie's in the "Main St." shot!