Photo that inspired EPCOT’s American Adventure

There’s one set in EPCOT’s epic American Adventure attraction that takes the story all the way from the Great Depression to the attack at Pearl Harbor. Brother’s Josh and Jared Stein found a photo that appears to have inspired that scene and shared it with The Disney Blog.

This photo was captured by renowned depression era photographer Dorothea Lange in July 1939 in Gordonton, North Carolina.

That General Store is still around just off route 49 and Wheeler Church Rd. As you can see from this image from Google Maps:

What do you think? Was it the inspiration?

Photo credits: American Adventure – AttributionNoncommercialNo Derivative Works Some rights reserved by Express Monorail, Dorothea Lange, Country store on dirt road, Gordonton, North Carolina, 1939 via the Library of Congress.

Update: One more photo of the store from Dorothea Lange below the jump:

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  6. Adam, "MarkTwain"

    Great find! It’s amazing to see a real-life counterpart to such a beautiful attraction.

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