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.
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 the "Sea Serpent" driven by a mermaid with 3 women. 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 Venice.
The "Making of the Mission Bells" float features a floral rendition of the San Gabriel Mission at the back of the float with a priest (Raoul de Ramirez), and a forge in the front with a blacksmith (George Gantus), and another man in a cape (Arnoldo de Ramirez) and 4 visible ladies in Spanish dress (there were 5 in all: Norma Dana, Laurita Lugo, Calrito Lugo, Floretta Cortez, and Gracia Didier). The float was entered by the city of San Gabriel and is seen at the intersection of Orange Grove Blvd. and Colorado Blvd.
The "Carnation" float features a gigantic milk bottle, nine feet high, constructed of white and cream colored carnations, with a tiny fairy queen seated on top. The float is drawn by a champion 8-horse Percheron team and was entered by the Carnation milk company.
Float with a Miss Frank Alexander in an open jewelry box with a red satin lining and a strand of pearls half out of the box in the Tournament of Roses Parade. Floral signs on the float include "Safe Keeping" on the lid of the jewelry box and "Banks" on the front. Signs on the corner commercial building behind the float read: "Latest Model Cars for Hire Without Drivers...," "Pasadena Vulcan...g Works," and "Hotel Franklin." Spectators are standing along the parade route and on top of the corner building.
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
The float is a reproduction of the San Gabriel Mission with members of the cast of the Mission Play dressed in costumes. Three outwalkers dressed as monks are visible. The float was entered by the Mission Play.
Pasadena schools float in the shape of a galley with waves lapping on the sides and a mast with 3 sails with signs on the sails reading (top): PHS [for Pasadena High School], (middle) Junior HS, (bottom) Elementary Schools. 8 boys in costume stand next to the float, one girl is seated on the float and 2 boys stand at the front of the float
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.
Spectators watching a car and a float in the form of a covered wagon drawn by a team of horses in the Tournament of Roses Parade. A man standin next to the horses holds a sign reading: "Pasadena Elks."
A float representing a gondola holding 6 year old Revac Rush an open sea shell pulled by a swan. entered by the city of Long Beach. Two men are seated behind the swan. "Long Beach," with an anchor between the words, is written in flowers on the side of the float.
"Rock of Ages" float surmounted by a cross and 2 children dressed as angels, and drawn by 2 white donkeys. A woman dressed in a white Biblical costume seeking peace and refuge walks next to the donkeys. The float, designed by Col. William H. Gooding, was entered by the Salvation Army.
Float in the form of an Indian Elephant carrying child prince Randolph H. Bennett and princess Eloise McCarter in a howdah. The legs of the elephant moved to give the appearance of walking. Eight outwalkers costumed as turbaned slaves are not in the photograph. The float was entered by the city of Glendale.
Float with floral sign reading "Chamber of Commerce" in the Tournament of Roses Parade. On each corner of the float is a pergola column surmounted by a floral bouquet. There is a large, open crown in the center and there are 5 women in costume and one male driver. The float was entered by the Pasadena Chamber of Commerce.
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.
Unidentified garden float with a fountain in a garden in front of a structure, all carpeted in greenery and flowers, with a boy and girl and others on the float and 11 visible outwalkers in satin jump suits, plumed caps and wings.
"Blue Boy" float, inspired by the painting by Gainsborough, with a typical 18th century English garden inhabited by Blue Boy, his mother and two attendants. The float was entered by T. Edwards, F.R.G.S., on behalf of Gainsborough Heath.
The Dragon float emitted smoke and was 85 feet long. Two men wearing Asian shirts, trousers and conical straw hats carry a floral sign reading "Glendale," the city that entered the float. The Pasadena Post Office at 281 E. Colorado Blvd. is visible across the street.
A column of uniformed men with flags marching in Tournament of Roses parade with spectators watching. The main Pasadena Post Office is visible on the far right (281 E. Colorado Blvd.) and a sign for "Vroman's Book Store Holiday Branch" is visible just beyond it.
Two women on horseback on a Pasadena street getting ready to participate in the Rose Parade. The woman in full view is wearing a riding habit. The low stone wall along the sidewalk indicates that they are near the start of the parade route in the area of Orange Grove and Colorado Boulevard.
"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.
"National Orange Show" building float incorporates themes from Longfellow's poem "The Arrow and the Song." The 2 girls on the float are Evelyn McCoy and Lowena Carr. The float was entered by the city of San Bernardino and was photographed at the intersection of Colorado Blvd. and Orange Grove Blvd.
This float sports a monster yellowjacket named "Georgia Tech." with wings that wave. The float was entered by the Pasadena city lighting department and is shown at the intersection of Colorado Blvd. 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.
"Happy New Year" float with the message on the sail of a boat guided by 2 sailors. The float was entered by the Pasadena Chamber of Commerce. The float is shown at the intersection of Colorado Blvd. and Orange Grove Blvd.
A rose arbor themed float at the intersection of Colorado Blvd. and Orange Grove Blvd. The float was entered by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors. The float is shown at the intersection of Colorado Blvd. and Orange Grove Blvd.
About 9 bagpipers and 3 drummers in kilts and sporrans marching in Tournament of Roses parade, with crowd in background. The band is seen at the intersection of Colorado Boulevard and Orange Grove Blvd.
Float with two young women seated on either side of a monumental chalice filled with flowers. The floral sign on the side reads: "Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce." The float is shown at the intersection of Colorado Blvd. and Orange Grove Blvd.
"My Castle of Dreams" float, one of the largest floats in the parade, has a castle on a hill which emitted balloons, representing day dreams. The float was entered by the Pasadena City Park Department and is shown at the intersection of Colorado Blvd. and Orange Grove Blvd.
Drummers dressed in white with caps and sashes. The Pasadena Memorial Flagpole (Goodhue Flagpole) is visible in its original location in the middle of the intersection of Orange Grove and Colorado Boulevard.