The Pilgrim Father was a giant balloon from the 1946 Macy's Parade.
History with the Macy's Parade
The balloon only appeared during the Macy's Parade of the 1940s. The balloon only appeared in the 1946 parade and it was later refurbished into the Pirate in 1947. He also appeared in the 1947 Christmas movie, "Miracle on 34th Street".