Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Disneyland - May 1962

Time to pretend I know how to scan vintage slides!  This is an unusual set of slides that features no attractions, its just a few street scenes and a few poses.  These slides are date stamped May 1962, this first image seems like it might be more from late winter or early spring.  Whats with the two-person bicycles on the far right, Dapper Dan's?


Back when the guests actually used the sidewalk!


Hey, get out of the street before the Trolley comes by!  The lady on the far right looks kinda like my mom circa 1962! (link)


Obligatory Flower Market shot! Should anyone care; notice the bathrooms have been reversed, the men's is on the left today - I wonder why they swapped them?


Hey, I've sat on the very same bench in 1970 (link).  Check out the cool stuff in the window!!



What an awesome pose!  "OK, just a couple more steps back and it will be a perfect shot":...


That's either her dad or one lucky older dude!   Man look at the center hub, that's looks SO much better than the "Partner's Statue" doesn't it?


7 comments:

Major Pepperidge said...

These are great! The lady is cute, too. Photo #2 is an unusual angle, and at this point you'd think we've seen the park from every angle possible.

Yellows said...

Great shot of Merlin's window with skulls, monster hands, etc. Maybe she went inside and got a rubber spider dangled over her head!

Busana Muslim said...

WONDERFUL Post.thanks for share..

Connie Moreno said...

Awesome post! In the last photo, you can barely see a leather purse on the left. Those were very popular back then; my mom had one almost identical to it.

Davelandweb said...

I wonder how many frequent visitors went into the wrong bathroom after the switch?

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