|| Detroit, 1962 ||
Ever since I was a little girl, starting off Thanksgiving morning would not be complete without plopping myself in front of the tv to watch the Detroit Thanksgiving Parade, also known as America's Thanksgiving Parade.
|| Detroit, undated ||
Detroit's Thanksgiving parade was started in 1924 by the J. L. Hudson company. Charles Wendel, Hudon's display director, got the idea after seeing the success of Toronto's Eaton's Santa Claus Parade.
|| Detroit, 1973 ||
Wendel also is responsible for one of the most iconic elements of the Detroit parade, large paper mache heads; which were inspired by those he had seen on a trip to Europe.
|| Detroit, 1935 ||
|| Detroit, 1940s ||
While the parade is now shown nationally to over 100 million viewers, it was first televised in 1948 to local viewers.
Which Thanksgiving Day parade do you watch?