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.
I captured this in HD as part of a music video project for The Demographic (a montage of a bunch of other great found film footage - vimeo.com/22025773). There is no audio. Thanks to Bill Smith at Balloonworks for providing some background info and correcting me on the year!