‘Balloons Over Broadway’

See the original artwork on 'Secrets of the Archives'

The in-process and finished artwork for illustrator Melissa Sweet’s non-fiction picture book, Balloons Over Broadway, was discussed on this episode of Secrets of the Archives.

The book is a biography of Tony Sarg, a puppeteer and illustrator from the early 20th century who is known for creating the balloon floats in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.  

Host Tim Johnson was joined by Caitlin Marineau, assistant curator of the University of Minnesota’s Children’s Literature Research Collections. Marineau notes that the materials shown are available for viewing by the public at the University of Minnesota Libraries. You can also view the online exhibit that documents the creation of the book.

“Secrets of the Archives” is produced by the University of Minnesota Libraries.


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