Mickey’s future home
This aerial photograph from March 1, 1954, shows the Lake Buena Vista area southwest of Orlando, Florida. Seventeen years after this photo was taken, the area would be transformed from mostly swampland into the home of the Disney World theme park complex. Today, this landscape has changed drastically as part of the theme park’s 28,000 acres. The lake’s southern and eastern shoreline, in the upper left corner of the photograph, has retained much of its shape since the development of the area.
Aerial Photograph of Disney World, 03/01/1954
From the series: Aerial Photography of the Soil Conservation Service, compiled 1934 - 1954; Records of the Natural Resources Conservation Service, 1875 - 2002
Happy Birthday to Mickey Mouse!
Soon after his debut in Steamboat Willie on November 18, 1928, Mickey Mouse and his creator, Walt Disney, were in court. This exhibit can be found in the infringement of trademark case, Walt Disney v. Pathe Exchange, et al, filed by Disney’s lawyers on March 30, 1931. The Walt Disney company won this case (and many others).
We love this document because Mickey and Minnie can stay so positive, even as their fate is being litigated!
From the holdings of the National Archives at Riverside, Records of District Courts of the United States (RG 21).