Phonograph Floats

Floats celebrating the Phonograph


This gallery displays phonograph related floats and associated ephemera.



June 14, 1907 'The Oranges" New Jersey celebrated its Centennial Day.

The Edison Phonograph Monthly, July 1907




Chalon-sur-Sa˘ne Phonograph Float, 1910 postcard





The Edison Phonograph Monthly, August 1912






The "Old Couple" Labor Day Parade float, The Edison Phonograph Monthly, December 1912


The Old Couple, Edison advertising postcard ca. 1906





"Watermelon Day" parade, Webster City, Iowa - October 5, 1909

The Edison Phonograph Monthly, December 1909




Newark, Ohio Labor Day Parade

The Edison Phonograph Monthly, January 1916




"THE NEW EDISON PHONOGRAPH" on a wheeled platform (parade float), ca. 1920's. Photo by "Fred Hess & Son, Atlantic City" (note Hippdrome sign in back).


The UPS Store, Inc.,float, winner of the 130th Tournament of Roses Parade Sweepstakes Award, Pasadena, Calif., January 1, 2019

(Courtesy AP Photo/Michael Owen Baker)



Another angle of the UPS Store, Inc. float with Gramophone leading the way - Courtesy of Pasadena Star-News