Santa Barbara’s float at 1936 Tournament of Roses Parade before spectators. The float depicts the Christopher Columbus before King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella with two Indians from the New World. The float is seen at the intersection of Colorado Boulevard and Orange Grove Blvd.
The Alabama Crimson Tide football team arriving at the Pasadena train station for their appearance in the 24th Rose Bowl game. Alabama lost the game (13-0) to the California Golden Bears from UC Berkeley, ending a four game winning streak in Rose Bowl appearances for the Crimson Tide.
Cheryl Walker, 19-year-old junior college student and queen of the 1938 Rose Bowl Parade surrounded by a crowd at the opening gala ball of the Tournament of Roses. The event was held at Pasadena's Civic Auditorium and welcomed about 4000 people
View of the "Neptune's Chariot" float with a giant sea turtle pulling a shell chariot. The sea god and 2 attendants are absent due to the rain. 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 Texaco company.
A tribute to Will Rogers, following his death the previous year, at the 1936 Tournament of Roses Parade, surrounded by an unknown number of spectators. A tribute by the Union Oil Company, the float depicts a riderless horse in front of a large star to represent Rogers's career. The float won the grand prize award for the parade.
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 is a reproduction of the San Gabriel Mission with members of the cast of the Mission Play dressed in costumes. Three outwalkers dressed as monks are visible. The float was entered by the Mission Play.
Birdseye view of the Rose Parade with the Arcadia's "May Day" float in front. The float featured the kindergarten orchestra (Evangeline Beach, Buddy Fremhere, Jean Ross, Betty Corwin, Eleanor Lee Jack Vertolina and Millie May Pranchan, conducted by George Peckham and with Doris Joslin as organist) and teacher Dorothy Marks (as queen) and dancers (Frances Summers, June Canady, Winota Berry and Durston Williams). This is followed by the Anaheim float. The buiding on the right is located at 42 W. Colorado Blvd.
Float depicting the clipper plane which had recently flown across the Pacific on the first Orient air-mail flight, sponsored by the Pasadena city schools. The float is photographed passing the Goodhue flagpole at the intersection of Orange Grove Blvd. and Colorado Blvd.
The current firehouse is at risk of falling down. The structure of the building is similar to a barn, to better suit the horse-drawn fire machines of the 1890s. Now it is so unstable the building sways in the breeze.
Two men wearing suits and hats ride in a float or decorated automobile with a floral sign reading "Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors." The view was taken at the intersection of Colorado Boulevard and Orange Grove Blvd.
Joseph Willis and Ethel McVey on the night of their wedding, which was performed by Reverend J.H. Price (left). The other people are unidentified, but may be Willis and McVey's families. The wedding took place on the Colorado Street Bridge in Pasadena.
The "Snowbound" float features a snowbound cabin on a mountain peak. Five outwalkers accompany the float, which was entered by the city of Whittier. The float is shown at the intersection of Colorado Blvd. and Orange Grove Blvd.
Related to the article “Caltech Grid Squad Working Twice Daily for Opening Game With Loyola Next Week, Five Veterans Out For Team, ‘Fox’ Stanton Not Optimistic Over Prospects, Usual Tricky Formations on Parade at Pasadena, Engineer Open Season With Lions at Ball Park,” Los Angeles Times, 13 Sept. 1933
The "A Dream of Commercial Progress" float was entered by the city of Los Angeles. It featured a floral globe with continents beneath an arch-shaped floral sign reading" Los Angeles. Two young women in gowns stand on the float.
View of a maiden (Ellen Collins) sleeping in a bed of roses on the "A Child's Dream" float, with a princess (Katherine Collins) and castle in the background. The float was entered by the city of Anaheim.
The "A Vista Calavo" float featuring a large half avocado with Marie Harmon seated in the center. Three children, Dona Lee Hoskins, Carol Haas and Mary Hildebrandt play on a bank of flowers. The float was entered by city of San Diego and is seen passing the Goodhue Flagpole in the center of the intersection of Orange Grove Blvd. and Colorado Blvd.
Sister Leo Paul showing visiting female students Myrna Finn and Jo Anne Brozik an Isolette at St. Luke Hospital in Pasadena. It is a new machine that houses newborn babies that need incubation. The girls were two of two hundred girls visiting St Luke Hospital for National Hospital Week.
View of the "California Raisin Day" float with an enthroned queen, Helen MacKenzie, in a lush garden of Easter lilies, daisies, gladioli and other flowers. The float, entered by the city of Fresno, is seen at the intersection of Colorado Boulevard and Orange Grove Blvd.
Woman wearing a wide-brimmed hat and chaps on horseback with another rider further away on the right in the Rose Parade. The Pasadena Memorial Flagpole (Goodhue Flagpole) is visible in the background on the left in its original location in the middle of the intersection of Orange Grove and Colorado Boulevard.
Float representing the China clipper airplane with 'Los Angeles' and 'China Clipper' written on it viewed by crowd to celebrate Los Angeles Pacific air connections. Riding that float are Mariella Ferguson in Spanish costume at the front, and Virginia Grondahl in Hawaiian costume at the back. The float is passing the Goodhue Flagpole in the center of the intersection of Orange Grove Blvd. and Colorado Blvd.
View of the "Queen of the Seven Seas" float was to carry the Queen of the Rose Parade in a chariot accompanied by 4 sea horses and pulled by 3 or 4 floral goldfish. Five young women in costume, outwalkers or riders, stand next to the float. The photograph was taken on Orange Grove Blvd. before the start of the parade.
Float rendition of a monster pelican 25 feet long and 15 feet high composed of white pompom and chrysanthemums. The float was entered by the city of Manhattan Beach and is seen here at the intersection of Orange Grove Blvd. and Colorado Blvd.
Couple on ladder on the sidewalk along the Rose Parade route. A young vendor holding a wooden box suspended by a rope around his neck standing next to them and a water dispenser is partially visible on the left.
Drummers dressed in white with caps and sashes. The Pasadena Memorial Flagpole (Goodhue Flagpole) is visible in its original location in the middle of the intersection of Orange Grove and Colorado Boulevard.
The American Legion Post No. 13 float features an Olympic Games theme with a young woman in a gown holding a sword and a torch [?] and a large central chalice with flowers [representing flames in a torch?]
Sail boat float rendered in pompoms with a sail of white sweet peas. The initials W.C.T.U. (Women's Christian Temperance Union) appear above the emblem at the back of the float and the riders are Lily C. Richardson, county president, and Blanche Kimell, treasurer. The float is shown at the intersection of Orange Grove Blvd. and Colorado Blvd.
Olympic Games theme float with 1 man, 3 women and 2 boys in Grecian costume with 2 fluted columns amidst the flowers and greenery at the back of the float. The float is seen at the intersection of Orange Grove Blvd. and Colorado Blvd. with the Goodhue Flagpole on the right.
"Once in a Blue Moon" motorized float with Moon Princess Ruth Nickson seated on a half moon and a little girl dressed as a fairy seated behind her. The float was entered by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors.
Float representing the rock pinnacles of Cathedral Gorge in Nevada. Dressed as Indian maidens and seated amidst desert plants at the base of the pinnacle are Betty Lloyd and Mary Reed. The float was entered by the city of Caliente, Nevada and is seen at the intersection of Colorado Boulevard and Orange Grove Blvd.