A series of special events and entertainment including parades, music, and a coronation ceremony honoring the King and Queen of the festival - Thomas W. Temple and Gabriela Quiroz are some events of the three-day festival marking the Old Mission's 164th birthday anniversary.
Photograph of a horse-drawn carriage carrying 3 passengers stopped in front of a corner of the San Gabriel Mission. The carriage and its horses are viewed from the side in the near distance and face towards the left. Grassy ground stretches across the foreground on a slight angle. Beyond it, a drive runs parallel to the grass. Wooden post and wire fencing stretches alongside the drive in front of the carriage. The carriage sits in the drive. Two horses stand at left and face left. The carriage sits at right and carries 3 people. Behind the carriage, the mission stands tall and extends beyond the upper frame. The corner of the building stands along the back edge of the carriage and the rest of the building stretches to the left and out of frame. A doorway stands behind the horses and a couple of windows are inset into the stonework of the mission. In the far distance, a rolling field stretches towards trees.
Photograph of Mertie Whitaker sitting in a horse-drawn carriage while taking a trip to San Gabriel. A dirt road spans the width of the foreground and passes through the image on an upward angle from left to right. The carriage is stopped in the middle of the road at center. It is viewed from the rear and the side, facing back towards the right. Mertie Whitaker sits in the carriage seat with her back to the camera. Ahead of her at right, a horse is hitched to the front of the carriage and faces towards the back of the image. The surrounding countryside sprawls across the background.
Photograph of H. H. Cooper riding in a horse-drawn carriage and passing San Gabriel Mission. A dirt road spans the width of the foreground and stretches back on an angle from the lower left and up to the right. H. H. Cooper sits in a carriage in the middle of the road in the near distance, left-of-center. The carriage is pulled by a horse and faces towards the camera. The horse stands in front of the carriage and turns its head to the right. H. H. Cooper sits in the carriage and looks to the camera. Behind him, the south wall of San Gabriel Mission stretches alongside the road. The campanile and bells stand behind him and from there the building extends back towards the right.
Roy Steel and Captain E. D. Ayres share the driver's seat. Thomas Workman Temple sits elevated above them on the roof of the stagecoach. Charlene looks out at the cameraman from her open door. Standing beside the coach are Gabriela and Dorothy, with an unidentified man standing near with a hand on Dorothy's back. Dorothy, Gabriela, and Charlene all wear white dresses. Gabriela wears a matching headdress and a sash over her chest.