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.
"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.
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.
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.