During the first year of operation at Disneyland in 1955, there were approximately 65 different postcards sold. Featured here, are those very same postcards (most of them, at least).

The first were the "pre-opening" postcards (22 of them sold), which were reproductions of actual paintings that the artists created about a year before Disneyland opened (since the park was brand new, actual photo postcards would come later).

 

1st postcard ever produced - P11876
Known as the very first postcard produced, and was sold with the "pre-opening" postcards, below.
Frontierland entrance concept card - P11877 (#2)
Frontierland street, concept - P11878 (#3)
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Tomorrowland aerial - P11879 (#4)
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Mr. Toad, concept - P11880 (#5)
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Carnation Ice Cream Parlor - P11881 (#6)
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Carnation Ice Cream Parlor - P11882 (#7)
Tomorrowland telescope - P11883 (#8)
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Jungle Cruise aerial - P11884 (#9)
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Adventureland entrance - P11885 (#10)
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Pre-opening, Train - P11886 (#11)
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Train Station concept drawing - P11887 (#12)
Frontierland concept - P11888 (#13)
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Casey Jr. Concept - P11889 (#14)
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pirate ship - P11890 (#15)
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Dumbo, Pre-opening concept - P11891 (#16)
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Sleeping Beauty Castle concept drawing - P11892 (#17)
Tomorrowland entrance - P11893 (#18)
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Miniature Museum - P11894 (#19)
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Jungle Cruise temple - P11895 (#20)
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Jungle Cruise, head hunter huts - P11896 (#21)
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Adventureland concept - P11896 (#22)
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Golden Horseshoe - P11911 (#23)
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Here, we have the very first photographic postcards produced and sold in the park (43 sold, 40 of them here), all showing scenes from 1955. Referred to as the "P-Series," they were published in "Plastichrome" by the Colourpicture Corporation. I have sorted them by land, to show all of the different areas and their attractions at once.

Main Street                                                                                                                                   Back to Top
Main Street Train Station - P12944
Main Street Train Station - P12368
Town Square overview - P12287
City Hall - P12285
Then and Now
Gay '90s - P12286
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Town Square - P12289
Main Street Trolly - P12290
Popcorn vendor - P12367
Ice Cream vendor - P12369
Horse-drawn carriage and Main St. Cinema - P12355
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Band in fron of Market House - P13360
Then and Now
The Red Wagon Inn - P13362
Disneyland Bandstand - P12291
 
 
Fantasyland                                                                                                                                 Back to Top
Sleeping Beauty Castle, 1955 - P12284
Sleeping Beauty Castle, with wagon - P12363
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Fantasyland Courtyard - P12362
Scary Clown - P12455
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Chicken of the Sea pirate ship - P13358
Casey Jr. Circus Train - P12452
Then and Now
Casey Jr. Circus Train - P12453
 
 
 
Tomorrowland                                                                                                                             Back to Top
Clock of the World - P12297
Then and Now
Circarama - P12361
TWA Moon Rocket - P12296
Autopia - P12370 (#53)
 
Frontierland                                                                                                                                 Back to Top
Frontierland entrance - P12364 (#47)
Davy Crockett Museum - P12295
Frontierland U.S. Marshall - P12365
Indian waving to Stagecoach - P12456
Mark Twain line - P12294
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Mark Twain Riverboat - P12292
Mark Twain Riverboat - P12293
Golden Horseshoe Revue - P13359
 
 
Adventureland                                                                                                                             Back to Top
Adventureland entrance - P12359
Then and Now
Plaza Pavilion - P12360
Cantina and Bazaar - P12356
Jungle Cruise, dock - P12288
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Jungle Cruise - P12357
Jungle Cruise - P12358
Jungle Cruise, Schweitzer Falls - P12454
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Finally, since this page is all about the 50th,
here are the postcards representing the celebration.

50th Anniversary
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50th Anniversary, Castle
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50th Anniversary, Castle cut-out
12 pack
Mickey Ears, 50th logo
50th Anniversary, Castle
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50th Anniversary Multi-View
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Behind the Magic Cover, 2005
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Remember...Fireworks, 2006
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