The "Little America" float shows the Byrd expedition to the Antarctic, with houses, airplanes on a field and penguins watching a freighter being unloaded. The float was entered by the city of Glendale and is seen at the intersection of Orange Grove Blvd. and Colorado Blvd.
Color guard with flags of numerous nationalities probably to celebrate the upcoming 1932 Los Angeles Summer Olympic Games. The location is the intersection of Orange Grove Blvd. and Colorado Blvd. with the Goodhue Flagpole on the right.
Five young women in dresses and hats sit or stand for a pose. The seated women are in lawn chairs and the upright ones stand against a fence railing. Behind them is shrubbery and an ivy-covered building. The girls posed for a piece promoting a charity dinner, hosted by their women's organization, Chi Alpha Epsilon of Pasadena. Pictured (in no particular order) are: vice-president, Jane Elizabeth Hopkins; president, Marjorie May; secretaries, Jeanne Vaillancourt and Stephanie Coughran; and Helen Lorraine Fiedler. Other possible iterations of "Jeanne Vaillancourt" in the Los Angeles Times may include "Jean Vallancourt," "Valiencourt," and other spellings of her last name. "Jeanne Vaillancourt" was the most commonly found name. Additionally, in the newspaper, Fiedler was known more by her middle name of "Lorraine" rather than her real first name of "Helen."
The "Poinsettia Sea Serpent" float was designed and made by the students of Ventura Junior College and entered by the city of Ventura. The float was 60 feet long and required 2 trucks. The dragon's eyes rolled and its tongue darted in and out as it opened and closed its mouth.
"Iceland" float with 2 polar bears and a mountain against the aurora borealis. Float riders in Icelandic costume are Genevieve Davis, Merodeine Harris and Marie Karquist (the last dressed as a boy). The float is shown at the intersection of Orange Grove Blvd. and Colorado Blvd.
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.
Marching woman wearing a costume with a pointed hat, tall boots and holding a staff with a black cat on the top, possibly an outwalker for the All Hallows' Eve float entered by the Pasadena Realty Board.
Band of horn players on horseback. Instruments include trumpets, trombones, saxophones, clarinets, tubas and drums. The Pasadena Memorial Flagpole (Goodhue Flagpole) is visible behind the band in its original location in the middle of the intersection of Orange Grove and Colorado Boulevard.
View of a float commemorating the recent completion of the Angeles Forest Highway entered by the city of Antelope Valley. The float rider is Ann Steddom, a senior at Antelope Valley Joint Union High School, seated on a floral throne. Spectators view the parade from a grandstand on the right, located on the north side of Colorado Blvd. on the first block east of Orange Grove Blvd.
View of the "Legend of the Chrysanthemum" with Fugi Fugikawa in a flower petal kimono and carrying a parasol made of blossoms standing on a bridge of red pompoms over a pool of blue delphiniums. The scene is completed with a white narcissus heron, a tree and stepping stones of bronze pompoms. The float was entered by the Burbank City Schools and is shown passing the Goodhue Flagpole at the intersection of Orange Grove Blvd. and Colorado Blvd.
"Hiawatha's wooing" float with a full-sized tepee and Hiawatha (Richard Young), Minnehaha (Margaret Lalone), arrow maker (R. Cawkins) and three children dressed as Indian youngsters. The float was entered by the city of Sierra Madre. The float is at the intersection of Colorado Blvd. and Orange Grove Blvd.
"Fiesta de las Rosas" float with guitarists in Spanish costumes beneath a pergola for beautiful senoritas gathered around a fountain. The float was entered by the city of San Jose and is shown at the intersection of Colorado Blvd. and Orange Grove Blvd.
The "Egyptian barge" float is canopied with vines and flowers and features Martha Meserole as Queen of the Rose Maidens. "South Pasadena" appears in floral letters on the side of a float with a verdant hill covered by an awning and with girls in costume seated in a bower at the end. This was the first entry for the city of South Pasadena.
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 "Anglo-American Friendship" float with the standards of the 2 countries and four visible float riders with one holding a tennis racket and another holding a ball. The float was entered by the Sons of St. George and is shown at the intersection of Orange Grove Blvd. and Colorado Blvd.
View of a float in the form of a Chinese barge with a pagoda at the back and outwalkers, one with a carrying pole and others with banners inscribed with good wishes for the New Year. The float was entered by the Pasadena United Service Clubs and is seen at the intersection of Orange Grove Blvd. and Colorado Blvd.
Close-up of Rose Parade Queen, Muriel Cowan, and 4 attendants on the back of the "Firebird" float, against the domed Russian mosques (the 6 attendants were Dorothy Bruce, Emily Bettainer, Lynn Smith, Shirley Chamberlain, Catherine Butler and Lucille Spelts).
Float showing a wedding day in an early California mission with participants costumed as a bride and groom, a priest, Indians, Spanish caballeros and damas, placed around an adobe-style chapel. The float was entered by the city of Laguna Beach. 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.
Marvin Vancil, #114, and Allen Griffin, #129, both members of the University of Redlands track team, cross the finish line during the Southern California College Conference cross-country championship, held at the Rose Bowl. The winner of the race was Allen Cole, also from the Redlands team.
View facing W-NW towards three automobiles carrying city officials with the "Board of Supervisors" automobile first. Spectators view the parade from a grandstand on the right, located on the north side of Colorado Blvd. on the first block east of Orange Grove Blvd.
The State Medical Association meets in Pasadena to discuss cancer, a disease that claims 110,000 lives annually in the United States. Dr. Levine is a guest speaker from the Harvard University of Medical School.
The "Camp Baldy" float, representing winter sports, was of note because of the snowballs hurled at parade spectators by the float riders. The float is shown at the intersection of Orange Grove Blvd. and Colorado Blvd.
"Adhorable Babies" float carrying 18 children in a golden, cup-shaped trophy in the center with a floral sign reading "Our Future Champions" and 29 children on the main platform dressed in costumes of different countries competing in Olympiads. The float is decorated with shields ornamented to look like coats of arms with carnations and pigeons were steadily released from the trophy during the parade. The float was lead by another small float in the form of a swan (image no. 21198/zz002cp5vz) and was entered by the Adohr Creamery Company. the float location in the image is the intersection of Orange Grove Blvd. and Colorado Blvd.
Carriage covered in blooms carrying the Pomona Chamber of Commerce past the Goodhue Flagpole at the intersection of Orange Grove Blvd. and Colorado Blvd. The carriage is pulled by English hackneys (Duke of Richmond, Duke of Rutland, Glen Avon Victory and Glen Avon Virtue) and the riders are Ruth and Elsie Reynolds, Ruth Bates, Marjory _owne, Mildred Whiteside, Grace _ahl, Edna May Page and Edward _nith, with Frank Winterbottom as the driver.
This photograph appears in the article, "Pasadena City Employees Jailed in Construction Graft Quiz; Pair Locked Up By Jury Orders; Inspector on Public Jobs and Instrument Man Held; Both Appeared as Witnesses in Graft Inquiry; Arrest of Others Seen as Early Possibility," Los Angeles Times, 31 Jul. 1929: A6
Rose Parade spectators in a 2-tiered grandstand with pine tree and San Gabriel Mountains in background on the north side of Colorado Blvd. at St. John Avenue. This block later became a freeway overpass. The dome of Pasadena City Hall is to the left of the lamp post.
The "Adohr-able Nymphs" float with Father Neptune driving 3 life-size white horses with a large shell behind him. The places for 30 nymphs are empty due to the heavy rain. The float was entered by Adohr Milk Farms.
Float with the "St. Elizabeths Boys Band" in grandstand-type seating. The band is identified by a floral sign on the side of the float and a U. S. flag is draped on the front. The float is shown at the intersection of Orange Grove Blvd. and Colorado Blvd.
Jean holds the miniature tree planted in a small pot in front of her. Behind her there are shelves of other plants and dwarf trees, and the walls are covered in wallpaper that shows drawings of Asian women in traditional robes.
A Tournament of the Roses parade float with a European theme (probably the entry from Czechoslovakia). The participant furthest to the left is wearing a traditional Eastern-European dress, while the three participants to the right of the float are wearing gowns. The float is decorated with palms and other various foliage, and a two-dimensional sun is suspended within an arch flanked by monumental vases of flowers.
View of the Huntington Hotel damaged by the Long Beach earthquake, with rubble flowing down an exterior stairway. Two men are at the bottom of the stairway, 2 men stand on the banister on either side and 2 men stand at the top of the stairway. The hotel (built in 1907, located at 1401 South Oak Knoll) was repaired and in use until 1989 when it was torn down.