The float of the Rose Parade Queen, Muriel Cowan, features a large Russian Firebird composed of yellow chrysanthemums and lavender sweet peas at the front and three Russian mosques with domes covered in yellow pompoms at the back, behind the queen's throne. The queen is accompanied by six attendants (Dorothy Bruce, Emily Bettainer, Lynn Smith, Shirley Chamberlain, Catherine Butler and Lucille Spelts) and four outwalkers in gowns and veils are also visible, including Manon Harder in front on the left.
Close-up view of the "Peacock" float in the Tournament of Roses Parade with the queen, Marjorie Wise, with Betty Service and Gene Beerkle, maids in waiting seated in a pagoda-like structure at the back. Outwalkers carrying bouquets of roses, dressed as peacocks and attached to the float with pink ribbons. The photograph was taken on Orange Grove Blvd. before the start of the Rose Parade.
Tournament of Roses parade float with elks, a boy in elks attire, other children in costume, and with two male outwalkers in elks attire, sponsored by the Huntington Park Lodge #1415, prize winner Tournament of Roses
Float created as a tribute to Will Rogers shows a white horse, probably Soapsuds, with a lowered head and empty saddle, its reins trailing on the ground, on a raised platform. A radiant star is behind Soapsuds and a U. S. flag is draped on the platform in front of him. The float was entered by the Union Oil Company. It was photographed as it passed the Goodhue flagpole at the intersection of Orange Grove Blvd. and Colorado Blvd.
"Hiawatha's wooing" float with a full-sized tepee and Hiawatha (Richard Young), Minnehaha (Margaret Lalone), arrow maker (R. Cawkins) and three children dressed as Indian youngsters. The float was entered by the city of Sierra Madre. The float is at the intersection of Colorado Blvd. and Orange Grove Blvd.
"National Orange Show" building float incorporates themes from Longfellow's poem "The Arrow and the Song." The 2 girls on the float are Evelyn McCoy and Lowena Carr. The float was entered by the city of San Bernardino. The float is shown at the intersection of Colorado Blvd. and Orange Grove Blvd.
"Mother's Day" float with Verna Richardson seated on a heart-shaped throne and attendants representing "Love," "Happiness," "Peace," and "Joy." A boy holds a sign reading "San Fernando" and 6 out-walkers attached to the float with ribbons are visible, including 2 holding a sign at the front. The float was entered by the city of San Fernando. The float is seen at the intersection of Colorado Boulevard and Orange Grove Blvd.
View facing W-NW towards three automobiles carrying city officials with the "Board of Supervisors" automobile first. Spectators view the parade from a grandstand on the right, located on the north side of Colorado Blvd. on the first block east of Orange Grove Blvd.
Loretta Yeagle, dressed as a queen, sits at the head of the float. Gordon Olsen is in period costume in a scene depicting the discovery of the land. In the front, next to a replica of the Cabrillo ship, are Dick Vivie and Patricia Tenney dressed as Native Americans.