William L. Brashear receiving a gift from M. A. Nugent (right) at his birthday/retirement party from the Southern Pacific Railroad Company. I. A. Cain stands to the left holding a birthday cake and a large crowd of railroad employees is gathered around the lounge chair Brashear is seated in.
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
Crowds filling the streets of downtown Los Angeles during the Hoover Dam Power Inaugural, held to honor the first instances of power-production from the dam. Downtown Los Angeles was flooded with 7.2 million candle-power light, and engineers claimed that the display was visible from 100 miles away.