Tony Sarg (1880-1942) was an illustrator, but he was best known as a puppeteer and was considered the father of modern puppetry in North America. Born in Guatemala, Sarg spent this childhood there and in the German Republic. He married an American woman and became a U.S. citizen in 1920.
Sarg designed giant floating balloon animals for the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade in 1928 and was one of the first producers of animated cartoons.
Sarg’s Post covers feature charming and comical scenes of children riding a donkey, catching a turkey, and building a snowman.