This float sports a monster yellowjacket named "Georgia Tech." with wings that wave. The float was entered by the Pasadena city lighting department and is shown at the intersection of Colorado Blvd. and Orange Grove Blvd.
View of the "Sea Serpent" float with 3 women. 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. The float was entered by the city of Venice.
Socialites Elsie Kellogg, Jean Kennedy, and Elinor Jordan, sit atop a low-level diving board of a swimming pool at The Huntington Hotel (now The Langham Huntington Hotel). Kellogg wears a dress while Kennedy and Jordan don skirts and blouses. In the background, the rest of the pool, pool chairs, and shrubbery can be seen. The wealthy Kellogg family was visiting from Chicago and stayed in Pasadena, where they passed the time with the locals. Kellogg's profile image in the related article comes from this photograph. Kellogg was incorrectly captioned as "Kennedy" on the negative sleeve. The article also incorrectly names Elinor Jordan as "Eleanor."
The "Poinsettia Sea Serpent" float was designed and made by the students of Ventura Junior College and entered by the city of Ventura. The float was 60 feet long and required 2 trucks. The dragon's eyes rolled and its tongue darted in and out as it opened and closed its mouth.
At one time Clyde H. Melton of Devine, Texas, headed a $3,500,000 enterprise, but after the depression his business was wrecked and he was left a poor man. Working as an employee of Goodwill Industries, he is attempting to work his way back into economic independence.
Pan (Adrian Massa) seated on a hill with a foliate wilderness behind him and a field and a shepherd seated on a rock at the front. A little boy is perched at the top of the wilderness area at the back. The float was entered by the city of Monrovia and is seen at the intersection of Orange Grove Blvd. and Colorado Blvd.
View of Dorothy Edwards, queen of the tournament, seated on a floral butterfly throne beneath a floral canopy with her fairy attendants Eleanor Braden, Joyce Dunkerly, Norma Hassler and Jeanne Thomson.
"Fiesta de las Rosa" float with a woman holding the ribbon reigns of a large bird and seated on a throne situated at the end of a large horn of plenty. Two other young women are seated on the float. The float was entered by the city of San Jose.
"Heart of the San Gabriel Valley" float with 7 girls dressed as fairies and 2 women in costume seated in greenery with a big heart of pink carnations at the back of the float. The float was entered by the Pasadena Chamber of Commerce.
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 "Fountain of Youth" features a central fountain formed of a delicate spray of blossoms with a youth in the center (Dick Osborn), in the center of a gathering of little girls riding herons (Nancy Noll, Marian Marshall, Barbara May Fields, Harriet Rich and Donna Jean Daggett) with one young outwalker in view.
View of the front of the "The Lady of the Shalott" float with the little bark carrying the maid to Camelot. The float was entered by the city of Glendale and is shown at the intersection of Colorado Blvd. and Orange Grove Blvd.
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..."
On December 22 the McCabe home will be sporting a tree decorated with 1100 dolls from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. to be enjoyed by the children of Southland and once the decorations will be taken down the dolls will be donated to girls in institutions and orphanages.
A similar photograph appears with Los Angeles Times photo spread, July 6, 1936, "Townsend Club Members Gather 18,000 Strong to Hear Talk by Pension Plan Promoter," with caption: Here is Dr. Francis E. Townsend, old age pension plan promoter, before the microphone at the Pasadena Rose Bowl yesterday as he addressed 18,000 of his followers from all parts of the Southland.
Float celebrating Olympiad bicycling events with a floral bicyclist on the front of the float. Floral signs read: "Pasadena Chamber of Commerce" and "Rose Bowl." The float is shown at the intersection of Orange Grove Blvd. and Colorado Blvd.
The float features Father Time, Donald Simpson, leaning on his scythe standing in front of a floral hour glass, with a Happy New Year, Bobby Shields, seated nearby. The float was entered by the Pasadena Junior Chamber of Commerce.
In a floral garden, the Chinese moon gate is rendered as a bamboo gate within a floral arch with Helen Anthony in a Chinese headdress, silk jacket and trousers standing beneath the arch and Charlotte Havlu in a Chinese robe seated on the steps. The float was entered by the Pasadena Chamber of Commerce.
Pasadena schools float in the shape of a galley with waves lapping on the sides and a mast with 3 sails with signs on the sails reading (top): PHS [for Pasadena High School], (middle) Junior HS, (bottom) Elementary Schools. 8 boys in costume stand next to the float, one girl is seated on the float and 2 boys stand at the front of the float
This photograph appears in the article, "Pasadena City Employees Jailed in Construction Graft Quiz; Pair Locked Up By Jury Orders; Inspector on Public Jobs and Instrument Man Held; Both Appeared as Witnesses in Graft Inquiry; Arrest of Others Seen as Early Possibility," Los Angeles Times, 31 Jul. 1929: A6
Close-up of Rose Parade Queen, Muriel Cowan, and 4 attendants on the back of the "Firebird" float, against the domed Russian mosques (the 6 attendants were Dorothy Bruce, Emily Bettainer, Lynn Smith, Shirley Chamberlain, Catherine Butler and Lucille Spelts).
Photograph of a crowd of people at Brookside Park attending an all-day homecoming picnic for John Steven McGroarty, poet laureate of California and member of Congress. The people are seated as they listen to McGroarty, who also talked about the Townsend old-age pension plan.