The float was sponsored by the International Association of Machinists, District Lodge 727, and engineers from the Lockheed Aircraft Corporation. The float was used in the Pasadena Tournament of Roses Parade in 1946 and featured five women representing one of the "Big Five" nations: the United States, England, France, China, and Russia.
Metropolitan Water District workmen celebrate the completion of a water tunnel. The tunnel was part of a distributing system that brought Colorado River water to Los Angeles and surrounding communities.
Chinese Empress Wan Qua Fei float in a staging area, probably on S. Orange Grove Blvc. The float features a carriage lead by dragons with Lili Arikawa seated on a throne as the empress, hanging baskets and lanterns, and with 'Long Beach' written on top.