The women are identified as Miss Laing, Miss H. Laing, Miss Jessie McCamment, Mrs. Thomas French, Miss Grace Veder, Miss Pauline Miller, Miss Marjorie Ward, Mlle. Chevaleau, Miss Rosamond Porter, Miss Cobb and Mrs. Southard. ("Floral riches run riot: Gardens give of loveliest for grand display ...," Los Angeles Times, 2 Jan. 1908: 112)
Harrison Gray Otis was the president and general manager of the Times-Mirror Company, and the publisher of the Los Angeles Times. He became a brigadier general of volunteers during the Spanish-American War. Otis, donated his home to the Los Angeles County to be used “continuously and perpetually for the Arts and advancement of the Arts,” which led to the founding of the Otis Art Institute (Otis College of Art and Design).
Two white horses pulling a carriage with four young women holding parasols and one male driver at the intersection of S. Raymond Ave. and E. Colorado Blvd. The horses and carriage are decorated with garlands. Men in Spanish costume ride horses on both sides of the carriage. Several people, horses, and bicycles are in the background. American flags hang over the parade route.