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.
View of the Manhattan Beach "Pink Shell" float with Elnora Record seated in a large, pink shell riding the crest of a wave, with Helene Epperson and Charlotte Havlu costumed as mermaids riding surfboards, and 2 little girls, Barbara Mae Pitzer and Rosemary Dubarry seated on either side. The float is at the intersection of Orange Grove Blvd. and Colorado Blvd.
View of the Chinese Empress Wan Qua Fei float. The float features a carriage lead by dragons with Lili Arikawa seated on a throne as the empress with 2 girls seated below her, hanging baskets and lanterns, and with 'Long Beach' written on top. All of the participants are dressed in light-colored Chinese silk, including 5 outwalker boys with baskets suspended from shoulder poles. The float is at the intersection of Orange Grove Blvd. and Colorado Blvd.
Pilgrim days with a church and steeple set back in a forest and with Florence and Stanley Astenleiter and their 5-year-old daughter Yvonne, costumed in 17th century garments in the front. The float is seen at the intersection of Colorado Boulevard and Orange Grove Blvd.
View of the "100% American," designed by Antelope valley high school students around the theme of the melting pot. Seated in a bed of flowers are girls of 4 countries: Holland, Russia, Japan and the United States. Perched on the throne is Georgia Graves as the Goddess of Liberty.