Outrider on horseback dressed as frontiersmen in front of the "Blazing the Trail Westward" float. A teepee is visible on the float behind him. The float was sponsored by the Western Auto Supply Company.
Two women in light-colored Spanish-style dresses on horseback at the Old Spanish Days Fiesta in Santa Barbara. Each woman wears a lace mantilla over a high comb. They may have participated in the parade.
Large May basket on float with 6 visible riders with the 2 in front holding shields bearing the letters: "TR." The float is seen at the intersection of Orange Grove and is seen at the intersection of Colorado Boulevard and Orange Grove Blvd.
Two women, one in fur-trimmed coat, hat, and plaid scarf, one in long fitted satin sailor-style dress and captain's hat, standing in hallway. The fachion show took place in the Los Angeles Times building on 202 West 1st Street, most likely inside what is now the Harry Chandler Auditorium.
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.
About 9 bagpipers and 3 drummers in kilts and sporrans marching in Tournament of Roses parade, with crowd in background. The band is seen at the intersection of Colorado Boulevard and Orange Grove Blvd.
A similar photograph appears with Los Angeles Times article, March 8, 1936, "Seeing Styles From Times Revue, With Sylva Weaver, Fashion Reporter," with caption: Jane Hamilton was one of the brides in the Times fashion show. Her wedding outfit was designed by Bernard Newman. Left to right are Mrs. F. Ernest Potts, Jr., Peggy Terry, Miss Hamilton, Mrs. Harry D. Parkin, Jr., and Eleanor Dabney.
The "Fountain of Happiness" float features a central heart beneath a rainbow and with 4 pots overflowing with gold at its base. At each corner of the float are models of recently constructed Beverly Hills mansions. Two young women are seen resting against the 2 models in front. The float was entered by the city of Beverly Hills. The float is seen at the intersection of Colorado Boulevard and Orange Grove Blvd.
Probably related to Los Angeles Times article, November 8, 1931, Minute of Memory Caps Armistice Day Program, All City to Pause in Silent Token of Respect to Fallen Heroes of War at 11 a.m. … Presentation of stand of colors to Legion of Valor … by Senator Shortridge. … unit will be commanded by Frank J. Irwin, a D.S.C. man and former National Commander of the Disabled American Veterans …
The Dragon float emitted smoke and was 85 feet long. Two men wearing Asian shirts, trousers and conical straw hats carry a floral sign reading "Glendale," the city that entered the float. The Pasadena Post Office at 281 E. Colorado Blvd. is visible across the street.
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.
View of Byron Young as Portola on a floral horse "Portola Festival" float. The float is seen at the intersection of Colorado Boulevard and Orange Grove Blvd. and was entered by the city of San Francisco.
"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.
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.
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.
Related to Los Angeles Times article, June 10, 1934, Fifteen Thousand Nobles Rally for Shrine Durbar, Thousands at Durbar, Shriners Have Gala Rally, Colorfully Clad Delegations Assemble From Many Parts of the West, Spectacular Parade Marks First Event of Its Kind in United States