Mardi Gras Pageant floats, Canal Street, New Orleans, 1904
Chair caners’ float, Medfield, Massachusetts, about 1900
Santa Claus float by Tony Sarg, Macy’s Christmas Parade, 1924, courtesy New York Times
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.