Robbins Barstow shot home movies from 1929 when he got his first camera until his death in 2010. The Chicago Blog features the extraordinary "home movie" about a 1955 family trip to Disneyland. Kristi McGuire eloquently explains what makes this work extraordinary: "part of what lends an aspect of preternatural knowing to Barstow’s film is the after-image of capitalism, haunting us with its soon-to-be decay at just the moment of its fervor."
and a fascinating interview with Barstow about his life's work:
Barstow's film got me started looking at blogs where people post family photos from trips to Disneyland and other amusement parks as well as memorabilia and information about now defunct rides. There are quite a few. The photo I uploaded is from The Pickle Barrel which has a wealth of 1950s family photos:
This article lists several other websites and blogs including the fascinating site, Yesterdayland:
Has anyone ever staged an exhibit of Disneyland films and photos? Would that be more haunting by the after-image of capitalism than any of us could tolerate?