Friday, November 28, 2008

1937 Macy Thanksgiving Day Giant Pinocchio Balloon

Nicomar sent me the link to this masterpiece photo of a giant Pinocchio Balloon in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in 1937.

Wondering if this was a Tony Sarg creation? The period and the style are about right...

Also, I'm trying to figure what corner the balloon is passing by? Should I assume that grehound Buses departed from the same block on Eighth Avenue that they depart today?? If so, then the signage would indicate it's somewhere around 39th to 42nd Street. Probably on Broadway?

Any thoughts, leave them in the comments to this post, please.