Thursday, November 27, 2008

Vintage Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade Photos

Hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving! We had a wonderful time atou my in-laws! I truly love spending time with family. That is all that it is about! I thought I would post some vintage pictures of the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. I thought they were fascinating!
Many Blessings, Ellen
Here is a balloon picture from 1938, including the 120' Sea Serpent.

In 1927 the first balloons appeared in the parade. Tony Sarg designs the first Felix the Cat, the Dragon, Elephant, and a Toy Soldier helium filled balloons.

1938 Uncle Same (and Serpant photos found via ziegfeldgirl)

(1940 Superman balloon found here*)

(1959 Popeye balloon discovered via Irish Elk *)


squawmama said...

Happy Thanksgiving Ellen...Glad to hear your day was wonderful... Loved the vintage Macy's parade pictures... Watch it every year without fail... Have a great night


Stacey said...

How fun. What a neat idea for a blog post. :)

Jennifer said...

Ellen,Neat photos! Did you get the puppy yet?Thank you for the sweet comments on my blog and goodwishes.Happy Thanksgiving to you also.Hugs,Jen

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Holly said...

Hi, Ellen! I miss seeing you around! Come visit my new girly blog:

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~Becca~Bluebird Rose said...

Those old photos are awesome; thank you for sharing them!

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