View of "Queen of 2 fairies seated on butterflies at the front of the "Queen of the Fairies" float with 2 outwalkers costumed as butterflies on the right. A sign on a commercial building reads "Citizens..."
"Mary, Mary, Quite Contrary, How does Your Garden Grow?" was the theme of this float, entered by the elementary schools of Pasadena. Mary is represented by Gladys Brooks and the other girls on the float are Ramona Martin, Kathryn Snyder, Eleanor Bothell, Phyllis Williams and Frances Ewer. The float is shown at the intersection of Colorado Blvd. and Orange Grove Blvd.
Street vendor with a sandwich style display of football mementos and carrying memento canes walking along the route of the Rose Parade with two men and a boy walking behind him and spectators seated in the background
The "Royal Barge" float with a vacated throne backed by the trade mark of the Royal Typewriter Company of New York and guided by 5 visible maidens with oars. The Pasadena Memorial Flagpole (Goodhue Flagpole) is visible behind the float in its original location in the middle of the intersection of Orange Grove and Colorado Boulevard.
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 covered wagon was part of the "Days of '49" entry from the Chic Chivvis Riding Academy of La Canada. The wagon is pulled by a team of 4 horses through the intersection of Colorado Boulevard and Orange Grove Blvd.
The "Enchanted Lands" float features a large floral replica of the California Building (a Spanish Colonial building designed for the by architect Bertram Goodhue for the 1915-1917 Panama–California Exposition held in San Diego to celebrate the opening of the Panama Canal) with a bell tower and dome reproduced with yellow, white and bronze chrysanthemums. A sign on the side of the float reads "San Diego, World Exposition City, 1935." On the visible corners of the float are float riders in costume with decorations featuring (L to R) a Spanish-American mission, a Chinese bridge, and a South Seas palm. The Goodhue Flagpole at the intersection of Orange Grove Blvd. and Colorado Blvd. is visible behind the float.
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.
"Alice in Wonderland" float in the form of an open book with "Once upon a time" written on the left page. The Red queen is played by Cricket Caukin, the March Hare is played by Marvel Purrucker, the mad Hatter is played by Jean Bellinger, Alice is played by Dorothy Clayton, the little fairy is Laura Jacobson and Eugene Ober and Eugene Pitzer are the gnomes. The float was entered by the Pasadena Chamber of Commerce and this photograph was taken on Orange Grove Blvd. before the start of the Rose Parade.