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Macy’s

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— 34th Street district —

 
Macy’s wayside image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, November 25, 2019
1. Macy’s wayside
Inscription.  
Front:
Hello…
My name is Tony Sarg. I designed and built puppets for marionette shows all over the world. However, my grandest puppet show was the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade. I created the first-ever balloons for the early parades, as well as animatronic holiday window displays.

Back – Top:
“The World’s Largest Store” hosted the first annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, then called the Macy’s Christmas Parade, on November 27, 1924, twenty-two years after opening its 34th Street flagship store.
Bottom:
In 1947, an ice cream cone balloon was recycled to create one of the parade’s most emblematic characters, the Elf. Turned upside down, the cone became a hat!

 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: EntertainmentIndustry & Commerce.
 
Location. 40° 45.021′ N, 73° 59.274′ W. Marker is in New York, New York, in New York County. Marker is on Broadway south of West 35th Street, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 151 West 34th Street, New York NY 10001, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers
Macy’s wayside venue image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, June 29, 2020
2. Macy’s wayside venue
At the Broadway entrance.
are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named Macy’s (here, next to this marker); R.H. Macy & Company (a few steps from this marker); James Gordon Bennett Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); Herald Square (within shouting distance of this marker); Broadway at 35th Street (within shouting distance of this marker); Broadway Tabernacle Church (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Jackie Robinson (about 300 feet away); Martinique and McAlpin Hotels (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New York.
 
Also see . . .
1. Tony Sarg. Wikipedia biography. (Submitted on September 12, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.) 

2. Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. (Submitted on September 12, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.)
 
Macy’s wayside detail image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, June 29, 2020
3. Macy’s wayside detail
Macy’s wayside, back image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, June 29, 2020
4. Macy’s wayside, back
Macy’s wayside, back detail image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, June 29, 2020
5. Macy’s wayside, back detail
Panel 1.
Macy’s wayside, back detail image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, November 25, 2019
6. Macy’s wayside, back detail
Panel 2.
Macy’s wayside, back detail image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, November 25, 2019
7. Macy’s wayside, back detail
Panel 3.
Macy’s wayside, back detail image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, November 25, 2019
8. Macy’s wayside, back detail
Panel 4.
The Ice Cream Cone Elf image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, November 25, 2019
9. The Ice Cream Cone Elf
Clifford the Big Red Dog at the 2002 Parade. image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, November 2002
10. Clifford the Big Red Dog at the 2002 Parade.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 12, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 12, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. This page has been viewed 47 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10. submitted on September 12, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.
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