Balloon’s-Eye View

The perspective in Tony Sarg’s Up & Down New York—a recently rereleased 1926 book of illustrations—should look familiar to anyone who has imagined himself as a giant helium-buoyed Pikachu floating above Broadway. Sarg, who brainstormed the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, uses the same vantage point for a series of frenetic city vignettes, from the old horse-drawn carts of Chinatown to the windswept corner in front of the Flatiron building.

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