Floats on Parade!

Holidays on Display

Floats on Parade!

Mardi Gras Pageant floats, Canal Street, New Orleans, 1904
King Petroleum float, International Petroleum Exposition Parade, Tulsa, Oklahoma, 1923
Chair caners’ float, Medfield, Massachusetts, about 1900
Pasadena Board of Trade float by Isabella Coleman, Tournament of Roses, about 1913
Santa Claus float by Tony Sarg, Macy’s Christmas Parade, 1924, courtesy New York Times
Cinderella’s coach by Norman Bel Geddes, Macy’s Christmas Parade, New York, 1926
Biplane, crane and clowns by Norman Bel Geddes, Macy’s Christmas Parade, New York, 1926
"Frozen Fairyland" ice-skating float by Matt Offen, Tournament of Roses, 1951, courtesy Valley Decorating Co.