I have two comments about these photos of balloons from a 1932 (or thereabouts) Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. One, Swapatorium seems to find once-in-a-lifetime troves of fascinating ephemera on a daily basis. Two, no one can deny that the parade balloons in 1932 were much cooler than the ones they have now. Link
Mark Frauenfelder is the founder of Boing Boing and the editor-in-chief of MAKE and Cool Tools. Twitter: @frauenfelder. Come and hear Mark speak at the ALA conference in Chicago on July 1.