Tom Pappalardo picked up some 8mm film from a junk shop more than a decade ago. Once he finally got around to watching it, he discovered it contained footage of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade from 1939. He converted the footage to digital using an 8mm projector and a Canon HD camera so that we could all enjoy it. Thanks Tom!
Found 8mm footage of the 1939 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. Floats and balloons featuring: Pinocchio, Donald Duck, The Tin Man, The Scarecrow, Old King Cole, Uncle Sam, Gulliver, Acrobats, The Butcher, The Baker, and the Candlestick Maker, Santa, and more. – Tom Pappalardo
Video credit: Tom Pappalardo/Standard Design