Head-on view towards the front of Santa Barbara's sweepstakes winning "Peacock" float with twins Marguerite and Mary Somerville reading fairy stories in a garden composed of 2 urns and a fountain. The float is shown heading east on Colorado Blvd. on the first block east of Orange Grove Blvd. at the start of the parade route. The Goodhue Flagpole is visible behind the float.
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.
This photograph was part of the coverage taken for the Los Angeles Times article "Charm of Spanish Days Retained: Santa Barbara Gay For Fiesta, Beautiful New Courthouse Formally Dedicated, History of State Pictured in $1,500,000 structure, Three-Day Festival Opens Today With Pageant," 8/15/1929.
A similar photograph appears with the article “Malibu Ranch Scenic Wonders Open at Last, Three Nations Linked By Highway, Canada and Mexico Share in Ceremony Marking Opening of Scenic Roosevelt Turnpike Through Famous Malibu Ranch,” Los Angeles Times, 30 June 1929. Caption reads: In Sycamore Canyon. Gov. Young, assisted by Miss Mexico and Miss Canada, prepares to sever the barrier and throw the road open to the peoples of three nations. (P. & A. photos)