Walt Disney World
A History in Postcards
Chapter 4 Early Postcard Booklets Page 2: The Magic Kingdom
As I mentioned in the introduction to this chapter all the
images here are the front covers of other postcard booklets.
A few of these cards are good examples of the way
Disney some times uses images that have been manipulated one way or another,
including the one that is probably the most obvious of all,
The cover to the Liberty Square postcard booklet.
Possibly, an earlier example of this was card
01110232, CINDERELLA CASTLE - FANTASYLAND
Though in that case it may have been something as simple as a colored filter over the lens.
It might be easy for some of us who have learned how easy it can be to work with editing images on computers,
like myself, to remember that at that time photography was more of an art than a science. That is not to say that it
can't be that way at times today too but I think it might be too easy to get caught up in all the technical
goodies we have now. An artful double exposure shot like this probably took much skill indeed.
Another artful manipulation may be the Contemporary Resort card
on this page, it looks like the sun is behind the building yet the side of the building facing us is bathed in light as well.
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