Vintage Photograph of Creepy Katzenjammer Kids Floats in the 1929 Macys Thanksgiving Day Parade

Dec. 8, 1929: Thirty-foot-tall cartoon Katzenjammer Kids marched — or rather, floated — in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade to “an unknown destination.” The Katzenjammer Kids was a popular comic strip by Rudolph Dirks (later joined by Harold H. Knerr), who also created the spin-off strips Hans and Fritz and, eventually, The Captain and the Kids.
Dec. 8, 1929: Thirty-foot-tall cartoon Katzenjammer Kids marched — or rather, floated — in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade to “an unknown destination.” The Katzenjammer Kids was a popular comic strip by Rudolph Dirks (later joined by Harold H. Knerr), who also created the spin-off strips Hans and Fritz and, eventually, The Captain and the Kids.
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Today's posting features a shot from December 8th, 1929 that shows the creepy Katzenjammer Kids floats in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.

Dec. 8, 1929: Thirty-foot-tall cartoon Katzenjammer Kids marched — or rather, floated — in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade to “an unknown destination.” The Katzenjammer Kids was a popular comic strip by Rudolph Dirks (later joined by Harold H. Knerr), who also created the spin-off strips Hans and Fritz and, eventually, The Captain and the Kids.

Check out this Time article for more on the Katzenjammer Kids.

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