|Tony Sarg with one of his creations at the Goodyear Rubber and Tire Co. in Ohio, 1933. Image: University of Akron|
|Here, a 9-story tall Gulliver balloon is accompanied by several animal friends including "Tom-kat" and "Jerry the Pig," 1933. Image: University of Akron|
In 1942, Macy's balloons were deflated, and the rubber and helium donated in support of the WWII effort.
The yearly parade resumed in 1945, two weeks after the end of WWII, and has been a highly anticipated event ever since.
|Crowds gather outside of Macy's celebrated widows at the flagship store on 34th Street, 1945.Image: University of Akron|
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