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.
Tournament of Roses parade float with elks, a boy in elks attire, other children in costume, and with two male outwalkers in elks attire, sponsored by the Huntington Park Lodge #1415, prize winner Tournament of Roses
"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.
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.
Decorated automobile at the start of the Tournament of Roses Parade driven by a chauffeur and with 2 women in the back seat. The Pasadena Memorial Flagpole (Goodhue Flagpole) is visible behind the car in its original location in the middle of the intersection of Orange Grove and Colorado Boulevard.
The Stanford University float has a traditional Stanford Indian rendered in flowers in a floral canoe on a crimson tide, symbolic of Alabama, the rival team in that day's football game. The float is shown passing the Goodhue flagpole at the intersection of Orange Grove Blvd. and Colorado Blvd.
"Lady of the Silver Moon" float, the theme from a Chinese legend, pantomimed by Faria Nell Clayton (leg visible in crescent moon) and with Doris Lorraine Faupel as the evening star. 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 Santa Ana Board of Education.
View down the Rose Parade route on West Colorado Blvd. from St. John Avenue, facing east, towards spectators and six decorated automobiles and equestrian participants. The Orth Storage commercial building on the right is was located at 238 W. Colorado Blvd. Opposite is a commercial sign reading "Chrysler Plymouth." This block later became a freeway overpass.
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.
The "Treasure Ship" float with a Spanish galleon bearing golden gifts; the intended inhabitants of the float were driven away by 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 Hotel Vista del Arroyo.
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.
A woman in colonial costume representing Betsy Ross sits next to a United States flag rendered in flowers; a man, probably representing George Washington, stands behind her. The float is seen at the intersection of Colorado Boulevard and Orange Grove Blvd.
"Mary, Mary, Quite Contrary, How does Your Garden Grow?" was the theme of this float, entered by the elementary schools of Pasadena. Mary is represented by Gladys Brooks and the other girls on the float are Ramona Martin, Kathryn Snyder, Eleanor Bothell, Phyllis Williams and Frances Ewer. The float is shown at the intersection of Colorado Blvd. and Orange Grove Blvd.
Chinese Empress Wan Qua Fei float in a staging area, probably on S. Orange Grove Blvc. The float features a carriage lead by dragons with Lili Arikawa seated on a throne as the empress, hanging baskets and lanterns, and with 'Long Beach' written on top.
Glendale's float in the 1938 Tournament of Roses Parade, titled "The Seasons." The float paid tribute to spring, summer, autumn, and winter, featuring children and flower arrangements meant to embody the spirit of each season. A man dressed in a purple robe and flowing beard to represent father time led the float