Macy's Day Parade Images as Art

I'm working on a really fun nursery project that needs some cool art that's sort of on the crazier side. I wish we had the right wall space to work with these Macy's Day Parade photos from the 40s and 50s.

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Wouldn't these be amazing blown up really, really huge with a simple, modern frame? My $4 print project would totally do the trick!

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PS More nursery art ideas here, here and here.

21 comments:

Rachel Fackender said...

Loving those "vintage" photos from the Macy's Day Parade. So fun to see how different things are today.

Tasha said...

great idea! Also, can you share the color of that desk/chest of drawers in the bottom photo! I want to paint an piece of furniture that exact color!

Jennifer said...

Those are so incredible! Totally genius idea!!

me, rachel said...

Are these allowed to be printed? Or are they available to be purchased somewhere? They're fun!

Jenny at LGN said...

Tasha - it's BEHR's Billiard's Table. Love that color so much!

Jenny at LGN said...

Me, Rachel: Anything can be printed for personal use. As long as you don't sell the prints, there's no issue at all. Also, these are not quite old enough, but if the image is more than 100 years old, the copyright expires and the image can be printed and sold commercially.

xo

projectpalermo.com said...

I used your $4 print tip for new art in our bedroom just last week! http://projectpalermo.com/2013/05/20/bedroom-makeover/

Christy@SweetandSavoring said...

Wow, what fantastic images! I love these!

whitesideashley said...

Oh my goodness. That's an amazing idea! Wow!

Unknown said...

Jenny - What color did you use on that dresser in the last image? Love it and the idea for the Macy's images!

Sarah said...

I have that hippo as a christmas ornament and it's one of my favorites!!

Elisa of Fancy Free Me said...

I love the idea of parade photos in a nursery. i esp like the hippo ;)

altazor said...

Arizona, no? I was married there. I've long admired your work and now I do even more. DAF

altazor said...

Arizona, no? I was married there. I've long admired your work and now I do even more. DAF

parisbeekids.com said...

The pictures are so much fun and I am in love with the chest of drawers!!!


xoxo PARIS BEE kids blog

Penelope G. said...

If you go to the lobby of the Herald Towers (on 34th and Broadway where Gap is) has the Macy's parade images framed.
So cute.

Carrie @ Cosy Carolina Interiors said...

Great pictures! Super fun!

Beth said...

Actually, if you aren't the photographer, I don't think you can print them for your own personal use without permission unless the copyright is expired. I don't understand why people don't respect photographers' rights as artists.

Love your blog, Jenny, but give an artist his due.

Rainy Daisy said...

I love the pictures, but I would have been terrified of them as a kid....my favorite characters hung by strings by shadowy-looking men....although I had a wild imagination and was scared of most things.

Love your blog :)

Kassi Moyers said...

That old picture of the Mesa temple is amazing. Melanie your sister in law is one of my best friends, she told me to check out your blog. Is there any way I can have a copy of that image so i can have that printed for my home? email me! kmoyers09@hotmail.com! Thanks!

Kassi Moyers said...

That old picture of the Mesa temple is amazing. Melanie your sister in law is one of my best friends, she told me to check out your blog. Is there any way I can have a copy of that image so i can have that printed for my home? email me! kmoyers09@hotmail.com! Thanks!

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