Rose Parade spectators in a 2-tiered grandstand with pine tree and San Gabriel Mountains in background on the north side of Colorado Blvd. at St. John Avenue. This block later became a freeway overpass. The dome of Pasadena City Hall is to the left of the lamp post.
View facing east towards a departing marching band and spectators along the Rose Parade route on West Colorado Blvd. probably between St. John Avenue and Pasadena Avenue (which became a freeway underpass). Across the street on the right is the Hupp automobile dealership with a arch-shaped doorway, the Knight Motor Co. beyond (with a sign on the side of the building reading "Biedebach. Knight Motor Co. Willys-Knight. Whippet") and the and farther down is the tall Orth Storage building.
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.
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
A floral replica of an Indian temple on the back with Alice Williams and Anna McDougal as veiled princesses seated on the steps, and two floral chargers pulling Alexander, played by Sammy Schwartz, in a golden chariot in the front. The float was entered by the Pasadena Water Dept. 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.
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.
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. The float is seen at the intersection of Colorado Boulevard and Orange Grove Blvd.
Chinese Empress Wan Qua Fei float, 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 seen by crowd at 1936 Tournament of Roses Parade. The float is seen at the intersection of Colorado Boulevard and Orange Grove Blvd.
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.
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.
Rose Parade spectators watching from the windows, the roof and in front of the commercial building at 42 West Colorado Blvd. (built in 1929). Signs on the building read: "Pittsburgh Paint Store," and "The J. A. Phelps Co."
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.
Couple on ladder on the sidewalk along the Rose Parade route. A young vendor holding a wooden box suspended by a rope around his neck standing next to them and a water dispenser is partially visible on the left.
Father and mother seated on the street in front of the curb with their son, wearing a striped sweater and knickers, standing between them and a baby on the mother's lap and four more small children standing on the right next to a seated woman on the route of the Rose Parade
View of spectators in front of the Goodhue Flagpole with two standing on top of the flagpole base at the intersection of Orange Grove Blvd. and Colorado Blvd. Radio announcers on a platform on the right report the parade.
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.
Two boys, one in shorts and a striped t-shirt and the other in knickers and a sweater and holding a dog, seated in front of the street curb on the route of the Rose Parade with a crown of spectators behind them
Rose Parade spectators, including 2 men and 2 women, walking down a residential street carrying blankets and folding chairs. The debris on the parkway suggests that the time is after the parade has finished.
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.
When descending a hill on Colorado Boulevard, Dr. Ross Company’s float sped down due to failed brakes. As it gathered momentum, the driver swerved around Eagle Rock’s entry titled "The Wizard of Oz." The crowd eventually caught the runaway float and slowed it down. Several people were injured from where the ponies guiding the float went into the crowd.
Men and boys watching the Rose Parade from the tile roof of the Hupmobile dealer building on W. Colorado Blvd., probably between St. John Ave. and Pasadena Ave. (later the area of a freeway underpass). The Hupp Automobile logo is on the front of the building.