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.