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)
Spectators watching a car and a float in the form of a covered wagon drawn by a team of horses in the Tournament of Roses Parade. A man standin next to the horses holds a sign reading: "Pasadena Elks."
"Mexico's Fairyland" float with a band of 6 musicians (4 men and 12 women) and a woman dancer perform on the float in front of a Mexican style tower. On the side of the float is a flora sign reading: Agua Caliente / Old Mexico.
Noted Southern California sculptor Arnold Foerster created public sculpture mostly in bronze. He was born in Vienna and lived in Glendale from at least 1932 up to his death in 1943. Foerster is best-known for his statues of Ludwig van Beethoven (at Pershing Square), 1932; General Lafayette (at Lafayette Park), 1937; his collaborative role in the creation of the Astronomers Monument for the Griffith Park Observatory (which was his original concept and for which he engineered the 40 foot concrete obelisk), 1934; and his bronze bust of Griffith J. Griffith (for the Observatory), 1934. Los Angeles Times articles also mention bronze busts of Brahms and Father Juniperro, 1933; a three-times-life-size bust of Christ, 1934; and statues of Abraham Lincoln and Rasputin, seen in his studio.
The "Iris and the Rainbow" float, entered by the city of Altadena, with Betty Wilcox as Iris holding the streamer attached to six floral peacocks, accompanied by 4 flower girls (Janet Horning, Joan Smith, Anna Kelly and Marion Rutan) all beneath a wide floral rainbow.
View of a float with a floral sign reading "Centinela Springs." Two women are seated beneath a floral canopy and 2 other women stand beneath a floral arbor. The float was entered by the city of Inglewood and is seen at the intersection of Colorado Boulevard and Orange Grove Blvd.
"Adhorable Babies" float carrying 18 children in a golden, cup-shaped trophy in the center with a floral sign reading "Our Future Champions" and 29 children on the main platform dressed in costumes of different countries competing in Olympiads. The float is decorated with shields ornamented to look like coats of arms with carnations and pigeons were steadily released from the trophy during the parade. The float was lead by another small float in the form of a swan (image no. 21198/zz002cp5vz) and was entered by the Adohr Creamery Company. the float location in the image is the intersection of Orange Grove Blvd. and Colorado Blvd.
State Senator James Wilfred McKinley presenting the Ling Foundation medal to Frank A. Bouelle, Superintendent of School in Los Angeles. Bouelle was awarded to medal for establishing the first school playground with equipment in Los Angeles in 1906 and for years directed safety work in the city schools.
View of Alberti Corral, left, standing in hat, collared blouse, pants, holding guitar, Adriana Galvez, middle, standing in hat, dress, shawl, holding castanets, William Gill, right, standing in hat, embellished jacket and pants. To celebrate the 125th anniversary of Hidalgo proclaiming the freedom of Mexico, the Mexicans of Los Angeles partook in two days of planned balls, barbeques, and parades.