Vintage Parades... a nod on Black Friday to retails Biggest Parade
1945 Thanksgiving Day Parade in Detroit. Marchers having fun while attempting to tame "Big Fish." I love their costumes!
First, I'd' like to thank everyone who came to my Open Studio last Saturday night. It was a success in every way. I'm in the process of building up my stock for my second Open Studio on Sunday, December 9th from 11am to 4pm. I hope to see many of you here. Some of my Fashion Fridays are planned, some are spontaneous. While feeling uninspired on this cold, lazy day after Thanksgiving, I decided to have a little fun researching the History of the Thanksgiving Day Parade. The Macy's Parade in New York City is the first to come to mind, but the Gimble's Parade in my home town is billed as the oldest, having hit the streets of Philly in 1920. New York lagged 4 years behind the City of Brotherly love. (But we're quite seasoned to hosting Parades here.. since the Mummers Parade has been an unofficial part of our city for almost 2 Centuries - I smell a Fashion Friday theme for the end of December!) Enough chatting... let's have some fun. As always, please fell free to comment below and share with friends.
I don't know who the Katenjammer Kids were, but here they are floating in the sky over Broadway in one of the first Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parades. Circa 1920's
In my search, there were so many floats featuring Felix the Cat.
The Moosey's Day Parade
You can't have a parade without the crowds.
Santa on Stilts!
Can you have a Parade in NYC without the Rockettes?
A float Classic, Popeye!
Santa's Sleigh pulled by Clydesdales!?