The "Court of Lions" is represented by 4 floral lions supporting a fountain in front of a garden enclosure with three arches supported by columns. Three princesses stand around the fountain (Daisy Alexander, Leslie Stoffel and Mary Jane Rueth). The float was entered by the Alhambra Junior Chamber of Commerce. The San Bernardino float appears in the background.
A similar photograph appears with the article “Caltech Acquires ‘Ossie,’ Oscillograph to Photograph Atoms at Rate of 100,000,000 Per Second Unique Device.” Los Angeles Times, 28 Oct. 1928. “… known to well-informed electrical engineers as a cold cathode ray oscillograph which, in unscientific language, is a giant camera that records the antics of the electron particles composing an electric current. …” Caption reads: “Camera that Outspeeds Thought Snaps Atom. Ossie and His Keeper. C.D. Hayward, instructor in electrical engineering and research student at California Institute of Technology, with camera for photographing electrons.”
View of Santa Barbara's sweepstakes winning "Peacock" float with twins Marguerite and Mary Somerville reading fairy stories in a garden composed of 2 urns and a fountain at the front, mechanical peacocks and steps leading to a large peacock in the center, and classical structure with columns and more urns at the back. The float was photographed at the intersection of Orange Grove Blvd. and Colorado Blvd.
The Board of Education automobile with at least 4 riders is blanketed in flowers with a sun-burst backdrop behind the back seat. The float is seen at the intersection of Colorado Boulevard and Orange Grove Blvd.
View of the Pasadena Board of Directors in a flower-covered automobile. Eight men in formal attire including top hats ride in the car. The view was taken at the intersection of Colorado Boulevard and Orange Grove Blvd.
Mary B. Skeele, wife of Walter Skeele, the Professor of Organ and Dean of the College of Music at the University of Southern California was kidnapped in 1933. The ransom was paid and Mrs. Skeele was returned unharmed. A former student, E. H. Van Dorn, and Luella Pearl, were found guilty of the crime.
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 three outwalkers in gowns and veils are also visible. The float was photographed at the intersection of Orange Grove Blvd. and Colorado Blvd.
Unidentified garden float with a fountain in a garden in front of a structure, all carpeted in greenery and flowers, with a boy and girl and others on the float and 11 visible outwalkers in satin jump suits, plumed caps and wings.
View of the "Sail On" float representing Columbus's Santa Maria. 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 Altadena.
The "Roc" float features the all-knowing bird of all ages with 2 riders in a domed pavilion on top of the bird. The float was entered by the city of Glendale and was photographed at the intersection of Orange Grove Blvd. and Colorado Blvd.
On the city of Monrovia float a woman dressed as the goddess Aphrodite holding the reins of a floral outboard motorboat driven by Loretta Trumbull, an outboard motor champion. Another young woman sits next to Aphrodite and ten outwalkers, young boys in costume, are also visible. The float is shown at the intersection of Orange Grove Blvd. and Colorado Blvd.
For the next year Miss Barnaby has been permitted to teach history in California through an international exchange program at South Pasadena High School. She was exchanged with Miss Myrtle Farrar, who will be teaching at the Girls' High School in Dudley, England.
Two men dressed as pages carrying staffs with a floral banner reading "Drream Castle." The float, entered by the city of Long Beach, follows, and the Goodhue Flagpole at the intersection of Orange Grove Blvd. and Colorado Blvd. is visible behind the float.
The "Southern California Farm House" float is formed of cornflowers and white flowers with a garden in front and a rising sun behind the house. The float riders are Lois Weston and Leland and James Clemson. The El Monte entry is seen at the intersection of Orange Grove blvd. and Colorado Blvd. with the Goodhue Flagpole in the background on the right.
View of the Metropolitan Water District float with King Snow at the back, a surveyor in the middle and a young woman personifying the thirteen cities of the district at the front. The float is seen at the intersection of Orange Grove Blvd. and Colorado Blvd.
"My Castle of Dreams" float, one of the largest floats in the parade, has a castle on a hill which emitted balloons, representing day dreams. The float was entered by the Pasadena City Park Department and is shown at the intersection of Colorado Blvd. and Orange Grove Blvd.
View of the "Treasure Island" float with a treasure chest and sailing ship. 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 Catalina Island.
A large crowd of spectators watches a parade float made of roses, lavender, and chrysanthemums that features a stagecoach with driver and women holding parasols sitting on top. Four horses made of flowers lead the stagecoach and "BURBANK" is spelled out in dark flowers on the side. Atop the float are Leo Burt, Elmer Forsyth, Al Cooper, Pearl Ramgren, Marguerite Harp, and Nancy Hungate.
A floral replica of an Indian temple on the back with Alice Williams and Anna McDougal as veiled princesses seated on the steps, and two floral chargers pulling Alexander, played by Sammy Schwartz, in a golden chariot in the front. The float was entered by the Pasadena Water Dept. The float is seen at the intersection of Colorado Boulevard and Orange Grove Blvd
Two float outwalkers dressed as peacocks in front of the "Peacock" entered by the city of Long Beach and seen on a residential side street before the start of the Rose Parade. The float has a large floral peacock at the front, a fountain with white swans drinking in the middle and a pagoda-like structure at the back.
View of Maryedith Durrell with a scepter and crown in a large floral swan leading the "Adohrable Babies" Adohr Creamery Company float (image no. 21198/zz002cp68n). The float is shown at the intersection of Orange Grove Blvd. and Colorado Blvd.
Dean Pound of Harvard University gave an address before 1100 delegates at the third annual convention of the State Bar of California on prohibition and the roles of government and law enforcement. Dr. Pound blamed organized crime for the nation's dilemmas.
View of the "Rainbow Palace" float with a fairy and another rider seated beneath a floral sunshade. The float was entered by the city of Inglewood and was photographed at the intersection of Orange Grove Blvd. and Colorado Blvd. with the radio broadcasting platform visible on the right.
The "Goldilocks and the Three Bears," float has a "National Orange Show" floral sign on the side with a giant orange on wheels as a coach, driven by Mary Jayne Shorett, as Goldilocks, and pulled by the bears, with youths dressed as pages standing at the front of the float. A floral sign at the front of the float reads "San Bernardino." The float is seen at the intersection of Colorade Blvd. and Orange Grove Blvd. The float was sponsored by the San Bernardino Chamber of Commerce.
Mary B. Skeele, wearing coat, face obscured by blindfold, in the driveway near porch of the bungalow house of Luella Pearl Hammer where she was held (623 Buckeye St.), with son Franklin B. Skeele guiding her, Detective Joe Taylor at left, and 2 other men on porch, with garage in left background and potted plants on porch wall
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.
A similar photograph appears with Los Angeles Times article "Ghost Gang Relic Found: Forgotten Revolver Grows in Tree," November 16, 1931, describing how bandit Charley Jack simulated a gang of attackers along the Mammoth Trail by hiding guns and coats in tree branches; the son of an attack victim later discovered an abandoned gun grown into a tree