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Inside the Disney archives

Disney archivist Dave Smith holds the first Disneyland admission ticket ever sold. The ticket was purchased by Roy O. Disney. (Christina House / For The Times)
The Mad Hatter’s hat, worn by Johnny Depp while starring in Tim Burton‘s “Alice in Wonderland,” is part of the archives. (Christina House / For The Times)
An original Donald Duck watch. (Christina House / For The Times)
A model of Disneyland’s Main Street, made of Olszewski fine art collectibles, is displayed in the Walt Disney Archives. (Christina House / For The Times)
Disney archivist Dave Smith stands over a display case at the Walt Disney Archives at Disney Studios in Burbank(Christina House / For The Times)
Costumes from various Disney productions are stored in the Disney archives. (Christina House / For The Times)
Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse figurines sit atop a shelf inside the Burbank office of Disney’s chief archivist Dave Smith. (Christina House / For The Times)
Geppetto, “The Blue Fairy” and various Disney items are displayed at the Walt Disney archives at Disney Studios in Burbank. (Christina House / For The Times)
Items from Disney’s “Return to Oz,” including the ruby slippers, center, are displayed at the Disney archives. (Christina House / For The Times)
Disney archives manager Becky Cline walks down an aisle of boxes containing various items at the Disney archives annex. (Christina House / For The Times)
Becky Cline, Disney archives manager, center, and Steven Clark, head of D23 --- the official community for Disney fans -- and vice president of corporate communications, sort through concept art at the archives annex. (Christina House / For The Times)
These early sculptures were one of the first experiments for audio-animatronics. (Christina House / For The Times)
Walt Disney discovered this mechanical bird cage at a shop in New Orleans which served as an inspiration for the animatronics figures that would later entertain guests at Disneyland. (Christina House / For The Times)
The actual model of the Nautilus used in the Disney film “20,000 Leagues Under the Sea” rests in a display case at archives annex. (Christina House / For The Times)
Concept art from the Disney film “The Black Hole” is kept at the archives annex. (Christina House / For The Times)
Disney’s Steven Clark holds a gift given to Walt Disney from imagineer and Disney legend Harriet Burns to thank him for a trip to the 1964 New York World’s Fair. It’s a jack-in-the-box with a Burns-like doll holding a banner proclaiming “Thanks Walt.” (Christina House / For The Times)
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