It’s always fun to discovery yet another Disney treasure in Nick and Barbie’s Disneyana collection and this particular piece is one of my absolute favorites. Maybe because it’s about my age or maybe because it’s crazy adorable and full of beloved Disney characters…maybe I love it so much because it’s wonderful in spite of being a bit worn. I did I little research on the interwebs and found one of these for sale on ebay. As I type this, I’m looking it over with serious consideration towards buying it for myself. While a wide variety of Disney characters are featured, most states feature either Mickey, Minnie, or Donald doing something associated with that particular state. Minnie reaching down to pet a pig in Nebraska is hilarious!
Walt Disney United States Character Map
My wife and I collect globes and maps. I bought this puzzle map of the United States off of eBay a few years ago.
It was already assembled, and glued on a piece of cardboard, and my wife framed it for me.
Made by Jaymar for Walt Disney Productions.
I’m not sure what year it is from, but as Hawaii is included as a state, it was made during or after 1959.
Also, Disneyland is very prominently displayed in California, and there is no indication of Walt Disney World in Florida, so it was very likely before 1971.
So we’ll just say that it’s from the 1960s.
While not in the best of shape, with pieces peeling, some seemingly missing bits, and pencil marks, I still love it for the graphics of our favorite characters.
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