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Title Badge: Balloon Test Flight, Macy's Parade Studio, Bill Barton. N.d., ca. 2011.
Object Name Badge, Identification
Catalog Number 2012.009.0001
Collection Hoboken Commerce Collection
Credit Gift of Macy's Parade Studio.
Scope & Content Identification badge: Balloon Test Flight, [Macy's] Parade Studio, Bill Barton. No date, circa 2011.

Printed card, 1-11/16" wide x 3-1/2" high laminated in clear plastic, 2-1/2" x 4-1/4", with border and notched at top for strap or clip holder.

Color logo at center: Macy's Parade, Annual Events.

The Parade Studio was located at 1505 Willow Avenue in Hoboken from 1969-2011. The test flight would have taken place in parking lots at Giants Stadium (later MetLife Stadium) or at the new Macy's studio facilities in Moonachie, N.J. This event is held in the summer to test the new balloons that would appear in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade and to provide training to the balloon handlers.
Notes The item was found at the former studio building in Hoboken in February 2012 among discarded materials.

Online search for Bill Barton provided several roles for him in regard to the parade, all in a supervisory capacity.
People Barton, Bill
Date 2011
Year Range from 2011.0
Year Range to 2011.0
Search Terms Macy's Parade Studio
1505 Willow Ave.
Caption Macy's Parade Studio; Balloon Test Flight; Bill Barton
Imagefile 120\20120090001.TIF
Classification Business & Commerce
Parades & Pageants
Holidays
Art