The Early Days of Mickey and Minnie Mouse

Ever wonder how Mickey and Minnie Mouse looked like in the early days? Here are a few photos of the Disney favorites from the early days of Disneyland:

Mickey and Minnie Mouse, 1934

Before the opening of Disneyland, people have been wearing Mickey and Minnie Mouse costumes. This one is from the November 1934 issue of The Oakland Tribune:

The mice will play, even if Santa Claus does give them permission. Here's Santa greeting Mickey and Minnie Mouse at Kahn's toy department.
Story at Vintage Disney Collectibles 1928 - 1945

Mickey and Minnie, 1959

From Stuff From the Park, a fantastic blog about all things Disneyland - via Broke Hoedown

Photo: Gorillas Don't Blog

Mickey and Minnie Mouse, 1950s

Though from the improvement of the masks over the Matterhorn 1959 photo, I'm guessing this is in the early 1960:

Photo: Miehana [Flickr] - via Smogr

Mickey and Minnie Mouse, 1961

Photo: Miehana [Flickr]

For more 1960s photos, check out Stuff From the Park blog's Big Head Characters

Mickey Mouse, 1962

Photo: Daveland Blog

Mickey's mask looked much better, but it obviously wasn't yet perfected as it collapsed under the hot California sun.

Mickey and Minnie 1970

Photo: Daveland Blog

Don't miss Dave DeCaro's fantastic Disneyland Attractions website | See also Dave's Mickey & Minnie Mouse: Evolution of a Costume

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