This month’s cover image is a parade balloon depicting Superman being led down a New York City street during the 1940 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade. Superman had an 8-foot smile and his chest was 23-feet wide.
This image is from The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company Records at the University of Akron Archival Services. The collection contains approximately 500,000 negatives that document the history of Goodyear and includes images of labor, factories, manufacturing, and a variety of innovative products and projects. The National Endowment for the Humanities awarded Archival Services a $303,204 grant in 2010 to preserve, digitize, and make available online 23,300 images dating from 1912 to 1951. The collection is available at drc.uakron.edu/.
The November 2012 issue is freely available online.