The "Columbia the Gem of the Ocean" float in honor of the visiting football team from Columbia University was entered by the Pasadena Parks and Playgrounds Department. Catherine Wollam, Pasadena City College student, as Miss Columbia, stands at the wheel of the ship. The float won the Pasadena challenge trophy for which only Pasadena entrants competed. 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.
Rose Parade spectators, including 2 men and 2 women, walking down a residential street carrying blankets and folding chairs. The debris on the parkway suggests that the time is after the parade has finished.
The float of the Rose Parade Queen, Muriel Cowan, features a large Russian Firebird composed of yellow chrysanthemums and lavender sweet peas at the front and three Russian mosques with domes covered in yellow pompoms at the back, behind the queen's throne. The queen is accompanied by six attendants (Dorothy Bruce, Emily Bettainer, Lynn Smith, Shirley Chamberlain, Catherine Butler and Lucille Spelts) and four outwalkers in gowns and veils are also visible, including Manon Harder in front on the left.
Close-up view of the "Peacock" float in the Tournament of Roses Parade with the queen, Marjorie Wise, with Betty Service and Gene Beerkle, maids in waiting seated in a pagoda-like structure at the back. Outwalkers carrying bouquets of roses, dressed as peacocks and attached to the float with pink ribbons. The photograph was taken on Orange Grove Blvd. before the start of the Rose Parade.
View of Doris Rae Compton holding her trophy for having the best coat of tan of 125 girls at the California Pacific International exposition as reported in the Spokane Daily Chronicle, September 18, 1935.
The "Fairyland" float featuring a large 16 foot basket of roses in a garden with mushrooms and inhabited by four fairies and four elves. The float is seen at the intersection of Orange Grove Blvd. and Colorado Blvd. A radio broadcaster platform covered in greenery is visible on the right.
Miss Canada, Grant Donley, in skirt, sweater, and knitted hat, and Miss Mexico, Marianita Servin, in skirt, sleeveless blouse, and necklace, lighting explosive fuse to open Roosevelt Highway, with cut ribbons on ground, wide ribbon behind them, and uniformed officers and crowd, many waving hats, and hillside in background
Dancing Chinese lion during festival in Chinatown on unpaved street with spectators on the sidewalk. The man supporting the front holds the lion's head high above his own head and is smiling. There is allot of dust or smoke in the foreground. A sign on a commercial building reads: "Eastern Grocery Co."
Six members of the Native Sons of Golden West pose for a photograph with the bronze medallion that they presented at the dedication of the Santa Barbara Courthouse. James A. Wilson, Junior Past Grand President, is on the far right. The medallion is inscribed: "Native Sons Of The Golden West, Dedicated august 14 1929." They are standing in front of the main doorway to the courthouse where the dedication took place.
Rose Parade Grand Marshal Admiral William Sowden Sims in a chauffeur driven automobile blanketed in flowers and greenery in the shape of a ship with an eagle at the front. The Pasadena Memorial Flagpole (Goodhue Flagpole) is visible behind the automobile in its original location in the middle of the intersection of Orange Grove and Colorado Boulevard.
"Mexico's Fairyland" float with a band of 6 musicians (4 men and 12 women) and a woman dancer (seated in the center front row) perform on the float in front of a Mexican style tower. On the side of the float is a flora sign reading: Agua Caliente / Old Mexico.
Dorothy Edwards, Queen of the tournament, seated on a floral butterfly throne beneath a floral canopy with her fairy attendants Eleanor Braden, Joyce Dunkerly, Norma Hassler and Jeanne Thomson. Three fairy outwalkers stand next to the float which is passing the Goodhue flagpole at the intersection of Orange Grove Blvd. and Colorado Blvd.
Lake Arrowhead winter sports float with a sleigh drawn by 3 reindeer with float riders in sports costumes, including Norma Lee, Evelyn Gaylord, Madelyn O'Keefe, Moree Herring, Joan Gaylord and Eleanor Grace. The float is seen at the intersection of Colorado Boulevard and Orange Grove Blvd.
View of the "Hoover Dam" float drawn by 3 white horses with signs reading: "Plenty of Water for Our Next Olympiad," and "Raymond Hotel," and "Hoover Dam." The float is seen at the intersection of Orange Grove Blvd. and Colorado Blvd.
The "Golden Gate Bridge" float with a replica of the bridge with the Marin and San Francisco shores on either side and 7 ships. 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 city of San Francisco.