Prize-winning parade float featuring women in costume representing one of the "Big Five" nations: the United States, England, France, China, and Russia. The float was sponsored by the International Association of Machinists, District Lodge 727, and engineers from the Lockheed Aircraft Corporation. The float was used in the Pasadena Tournament of Roses Parade in 1946. The women in the photograph are from left to right: Sherry Purkiser, Miss Russia; Ronnie Baukand, Miss China; Marjorie Hemmingway, Miss United States; Patricia Kubelka, Miss France; and Jeanne Gilliland, Miss England.
A multi-tiered float features ten women. In the center, Mrs. Joseph Parr "playing" the harp, Patricia Shaw seated in the back, and behind her two trumpeters, Donna Mullenger and Saraine Furie. The six other women on the float are, in no order: Josephine Larusso, Leona M. Roberts, Jeanne Hutchens, Mary Henderson, Gloria Crocker, and Dorothy Brown.
South Gate's Rose Parade float is seen in the foreground. Its theme was "Memories in Music" and it had a sound feature as well as a floral harp, trumpets, and a recorder. South Pasadena's entry is seen in the background.
A series of floats ride down Colorado Boulevard. The unidentified float at the front features a gazebo, house, and bridge made of flowers. An older man and woman sitting in the gazebo are accompanied by a young man and woman and two children sitting at the front of the float.
The United Service Clubs Rose Parade theme float was "Schooldays." It featured a schoolhouse on a hill, with an arbor and a well. Those riding on the float were; Beth MacLeod, 12; Betty Goodman, 12; Phyllis Newcomer, 12; Jeannette Selph, 14; and Jimmy McNary, 7.
An elephant walking along a runway of waves appears before a two-dimensional floral illustration of the Taj Mahal. Princess Betty Mae Allin sits atop the elephant with her "attendants," Helen Jennerich and Bertiel Clark.
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
"The Honeymoon" float shows a couple in a Venetian carriage on a barge with a child rowing the barge. The bridegroom is Henry Taft and the bride is Bessie Barto and the rower is Johnie Dell. The float is in a staging area before the parade, probably on S. Orange Grove Blvd. The float was entered by the city of South Pasadena.
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.
View of South Pasadena's float at 1936 Tournament of Roses Parade which depicts the court of Louis XVI (Robert de Golia) and Marie Antoinette (Mary Bellerue) in a garden at Versailles with a peacock at the front, and with 2 ladies in waiting (Jeanette Thompson and Mary Jean Lloyd). The float is guarded by out-walkers costumed as Nubian servants. Winner of sweepstakes award at parade.. The float is seen at the intersection of Colorado Boulevard and Orange Grove Blvd.
Governor James Allred of Texas interviewed by unknown man at 1936 Tournament of Roses Parade, where he was possibly the Grand Marshal. Allred attended to watch the Southern Methodist Mustangs play Stanford at the Rose Bowl.
Float in shape of tiered viewing stands withJ. H. Burns playing the role of Ponce de Leon reaching for the fountain of youth and with 'Dr. W. J. Ross (unreadable) Co.' written on side. The float is seen at the intersection of Colorado Boulevard and Orange Grove Blvd.
Santa Barbara’s float at 1936 Tournament of Roses Parade before spectators. The float depicts the Christopher Columbus before King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella with two Indians from the New World. The float is seen at the intersection of Colorado Boulevard and Orange Grove Blvd.
A tribute to Will Rogers, following his death the previous year, at the 1936 Tournament of Roses Parade, surrounded by an unknown number of spectators. A tribute by the Union Oil Company, the float depicts a riderless horse in front of a large star to represent Rogers's career. The float won the grand prize award for the parade.