Young women carrying the "Huntington Park High School Band" banner, followed by a drum majorette and the band. The Orth Storage building on the left was located at 238 West Colorado Blvd. (the block later became a freeway overpass). On the right, signs painted on the side of a commercial building read: "Chevrolet, Gwynn Johnson, 245," and "H. R. Slayden."
"World Peace in 1918" float, entered by the city of Lynwood, preceded by floral doves attached to the float by streamers, with an enthroned Goddess of Peace , Margaret Decker, and riders Betty Clark (Ada Elizabeth Clark) and Helen Whipp. Lettering on the float reads "Armistice, Peace Comes to the World." The float is passing the Goodhue Flagpole in the center of the intersection of Orange Grove Blvd. and Colorado Blvd.
Woman on horseback wearing a hat, short jacket and matching trousers and waving to the spectators. Her white horse is decorated with a garland. Another rider follows her in the intersection of Orange Grove Blvd. and Colorado Blvd.
Float with a person in costume seated next to a striped tent with small palm tree placed saround it. A floral sign on the side identifies the sponsor of the float as the "W. K. Kellogg Arabian Horse Ranch." The float is at the intersection of Colorado Blvd. 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.
Float representing the China clipper airplane with 'Los Angeles' and 'China Clipper' written on it viewed by crowd to celebrate Los Angeles Pacific air connections. Riding that float are Mariella Ferguson in Spanish costume at the front, and Virginia Grondahl in Hawaiian costume at the back
The "Whistler's Mother" float with Mrs. Howard J. Sloan and with a Bible and a floral U. S. flag draped over the front.The float was entered by the Antlers of the B.P.O.E. and is shown at the intersection of Orange Grove Blvd. and Colorado Blvd.
Float with a Viking ship with a dragon figurehead for the bow and manned by 8 Viking maids: Phyllis Bertino, Frona Conway, Betty Horton, Betty Weaver, Margaret Letzkus, Ruby Draper, Bobbie Sperry and Shirley Rodmeyer. The float was entered by the Venice branch of the Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce. It is seen in this photograph at the intersection of Orange Grove Blvd. and Colorado Blvd.
A young woman in Grecian costume places a wreath on a victorious Greek athlete on a floral platform framed by four Olympic torches on the San Jose Fiesta de las Rosas Association float. Two additional women ride the float, which is seen at the intersection of Orange Grove Blvd. and Colorado Blvd.
The Long Beach float with Venus, Virginia Johnson, in a sunburst throne with her attendants, Joan Slaughter, Margaret Burley, Mary Lou Turner and Gladys McCleary, dressed in Grecian robes in pastel shades. A fountain in the center supports 2 green cockatoos with orchid tails.
Birdeseye view of the Long Beach float with Venus, Virginia Johnson, in a sunburst throne with her attendants, Joan Slaughter, Margaret Burley, Mary Lou Turner and Gladys McCleary, dressed in Grecian robes in pastel shades. A huge peacock heads the float, with a fountain in the center supporting 2 green cockatoos with orchid tails.
The "Venetian Gondola" float, about 35 feet on length, is steered by a young girl costumed as the gondola. The float was entered by the Hotel Huntington. The float is shown at the intersection of Orange Grove Blvd. and Colorado Blvd. with the Goodhue Flagpole on the right.
Vase of Flowers float with roses in a large floral vase, a trellis in each corner of the float and a floral swag along the side of the float. A little girl is seated in the float. The float may be the entry from the Pasadena Realty Board.
"University of Pittsburgh Panther" float with a huge floral panther standing on a hillock. The float was entered by the Pasadena Municipal Light and Water Department "University of Pittsburgh Panther" float with a huge floral panther standing on a hillock. The float was entered by the Pasadena Municipal Light and Water Department and is shown at the intersection of Orange Grove and is seen at the intersection of Colorado Boulevard and Orange Grove Blvd.
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.
"Underneath the Mellow Moon" float with a gondola with passengers, Nona Rybold and Ethel Kreuter, holding parasols seated at either end and "San Francisco" represented in flowers on the base. The float was designed by San Francisco area artist Rudolph G. Theurkauf.
Two marching men carrying the banner announcing the Pasadena Elks marching band with trombone players in the band just visible behind them on the left. They are marching at the intersection of Colorado Boulevard and Orange Grove Blvd.
Float with a floral football player running with a football in the front and a Greek temple at the back with a young woman seated on the steps. A floral sign reads: "Tulane." The float is shown at the intersection of Orange Grove Blvd. and Colorado Blvd.
Float created as a tribute to Will Rogers shows a white horse, probably Soapsuds, with a lowered head and empty saddle, its reins trailing on the ground, on a raised platform. A radiant star is behind Soapsuds and a U. S. flag is draped on the platform in front of him. The float was entered by the Union Oil Company. It was photographed as it passed the Goodhue flagpole at the intersection of Orange Grove Blvd. and Colorado 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.
"Trail of the Eagle" float shows an eagle alighting on top of a mountain. The float was entered by the San Marino Boy Scout Troops Nos. 1 and 2. The float is shown at the intersection of Colorado Blvd. and Orange Grove 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).
An elderly man holding a hat and cane and wife standing in the street near the curb on Colorado Blvd. to see the Rose Parade with other spectators seated on the curb and standing on the sidewalk behind them
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.
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.
"The Wedding of the Orange" float with Lucille Brown as the bride, Alpheus Hott as the bridegroom, Norton Barnum as the minister, Eddie Rogers as the best man, Daisy Herlinger as the matron of honor, Frances Atwood, Brownette Kramer, Margaret Cairnes, Ruth McGraw, and Mildred Waycott as bridesmaids. The float was entered by the San Bernardino National Orange Show.
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
View of the front of the "The Lady of the Shalott" float with the little bark carrying the maid to Camelot. The float was entered by the city of Glendale and is shown at the intersection of Colorado Blvd. and Orange Grove Blvd.
"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.
"The Colorado River Aqueduct" float at the intersection of Colorado Blvd. and Orange Grove. The float represents a snow-covered mountain, valleys and desert with an arbor at the back. The float was entered by the Metropolitan Water District.
Street vendor with a sandwich style display of football mementos and carrying memento canes walking along the route of the Rose Parade with two men and a boy walking behind him and spectators seated in the background
Vendor with his wares in a canvas bag suspended from his shoulder holding up a seat cushion to spectators before the start of the Rose Parade at the intersection of Orange Grove Blvd. and Colorado Blvd. with the Goodhue Flagpole in the background
Float with the "St. Elizabeths Boys Band" in grandstand-type seating. The band is identified by a floral sign on the side of the float and a U. S. flag is draped on the front. The float is shown at the intersection of Orange Grove Blvd. and Colorado Blvd.