Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Knotts In HD

Knotts in HD? OK... Big pics. Of all the amusement park postcards that I have, Knott's Berry Farm postcards are definitely my favorite. It goes way back to the fact that Knott's is the very first amusement park I ever visited, many, many years ago.

Now I know you have all seen a lot of the Knott's postcards before, but maybe not as big as these images are. It is actually hard to scan postcards at a high resolution to get nice and crisp pics since the images themselves are not that sharp or clear to begin with.

So with a little help from Photoshop, here are a few of my all-time favorites from the 1950s and early 1960s. And if you like, I will post some more in the near future. ENJOY!

Knott's Berry Farm and Ghost Town - Stage Coach and Steak House - Photography by Ken Raveill.

Original Berry Stand - This original Berry Stand has been preserved here for all to see and enjoy. Mr. and Mrs. Walter Knott with their four children are continuing the very active management of the Berry Farm.

Main Street, Ghost Town - As the visitor may see it in the wee hours of the morning before the crowds arrive. Fair ladies await the early stage. The prospector ready to leave for the hills. The Sheriff has no duties. The hangman's tree stands patient guard over Main Street.

Knott's Berry Farm and Ghost Town - General Merchandise Store - Color photo by Hubert Lowman.

The Wagon Camp - Each summer evening, visitors gather with a protecting circle of prairie schooners under the stars to rest and relax, watch square dancing, and listen to cowboy music until the campfire burns low.


TokyoMagic! said...

Always love seeing Knott's images...thanks for posting these! Too bad the Berry Stand is no longer around "for all to see and enjoy."

JG said...

Thanks for these.


Major Pepperidge said...

Very nice! Any idea where the photo on that third postcard was shot from? Maybe the top of balcony of the Saloon?

1950's_atomic_ranch_house said...

Hello from another native of southern CA. I love your blog!

Viewliner Ltd. said...

*Tokyo... what happened to the Berry Stand anyway?

*Your welcome JG.

*I haven't got a clue Major. Still trying to figure it out.

I will post more in the near future.

outsidetheberm said...

With apologies, I'm a little late to the conversation, but the third postcard would probably have been shot from the roof of the old fire house - since removed.

Great job in scanning these. Always enjoy your blog!