Photograph of Alfred E. Mirsky conducting research at a lab bench at the William G. Kirckhoff marine laboratories of the California Institute of Technology. Mirsky is wearing a lab coat and he holds a glass tube above a test tube.
Close-up view of a little girl seated on a float, possibly the "A Midsummer Night's Dream" float, wearing a costume with a satin bodice, tutu skirt and light wings. The house in the background indicates that the float is on Orange Grove Blvd., probably before the start of the Rose Parade.
The "Rainbow Fleet" float featured three floral sailboats guided by Shirley Bloomfield, Virginia Shreiber and Jean Carroll Christian next to a tall light house. The float was entered by the Hotel Coronado and is seen at the intersection of Orange Grove Blvd. and Colorado Blvd.
The float entered by the city of Laguna Beach features an artist (Frank Cuprien) working on a large floral canvas as 3 mermaids gaze at the spectators from the front of the float (June Storey, Phyllis Jones and Nevalle Anne Ropp). The float is seen at the intersection of Orange Grove Blvd. and Colorado Blvd.
The "Iris and the Rainbow" float, entered by the city of Altadena, with Betty Wilcox as Iris holding the streamer attached to six floral peacocks, accompanied by 4 flower girls (Janet Horning, Joan Smith, Anna Kelly and Marion Rutan) all beneath a wide floral rainbow.
"Birds of Paradise" float with Helen Waters seated between the floral birds at the end of the float and 3 floral cranes at the front in a bed of Easter lilies, roses and maidenhair fern. The float was entered by the city of Los Angeles and was photographed on Orange Grove Blvd. before the start of the parade.
Spectators next to the float of the Rose Parade Queen, Muriel Cowan, featuring 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 float was photographed on Orange Grove Blvd., probably before the start of the parade.
The float inspired by the opera "Martha," adapted from the Flotow ballet, features the characters Lionel and Martha in garden in front of a farmhouse. The float was entered by Los Angeles County and is seen here at the intersection of Orange Grove Blvd. and Colorado Blvd.