Disneyland in the 50's- John Foster Series Pt. 3

by Scott August. 28, 2010 5752 views

In case you missed Part 1 and 2 of the John Foster Series, you can see them HERE [photoblog.com]. Part 1 [photoblog.com] has the most detail of how I ended up with these pictures. Being a long time Disneyland fan, I couldn't believe my eyes when I came across a set of photos, most likely from the late 1950's in one of Grandpas albums. Now this set is a true photographers set. I say this because Grandpa didn't bother taking any pictures at Disneyland of the family. They are all shots of rides with complete strangers in the photos! I can relate because my girlfriend always wants to be in my photos when I'm just trying to capture an object or event, and I don't want someone posing in the photo. The fact that Grandpa captured it this way is part of the reason a photo like this is an important historical document. Thousands and thousands of people took pictures at Disnelyland with their families posing all smiles and giggles. While far less took pictures that just captured the moment. I have more from this set and will be posting them at a later date. This photo has been hanging in a frame in my hallway for years. “Monstro” the Whale has also become one of my favorite things to photograph whenever I visit The Magic Kingdom.

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