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Title
Building the Sierra Madre Tournament of Roses float [Graphic]
Creator
Hinojos, Joe A
Date Created and/or Issued
1959
Contributing Institution
Sierra Madre Public Library
Collection
Sierra Madre Public Library local history collection
Rights Information
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Description
Title supplied by cataloger.
"Joe A. Hinojos - Photography" stamped on front of image.
"Property of Sierra Madre Historical Society, Sierra Madre" stamped on reverse of image.
Image depicts the Sierra Madre float "The Stork, the Birds, and the Bees" under construction in front of two tin roofed warehouse buildings at the City Yards. Twelve people are shown placing wire frames of bees and a stork on the float structure. The San Gabriel Mountains are visible in the background. People identified in the photograph are as follows: Ben McGee, Ralph Rule, Bryce Tyler, Manuel de la Torre, Merte Waite, Larry Bevington, Glen Appleby, and Anne Tyler. The photograph was taken in 1959.
The Sierra Madre Historical Archives Collection.
4x5 b&w negative available.
Archival Preservation, Access and Co-ownership Project: A joint project of the Sierra Madre Historical Preservation Society and the Sierra Madre Public Library. Cataloging and copy negative sponsored by the California State Library, Library Services and Technology Act
Reproduction may be restricted;
Source unknown.
Sierra Madre has presented a community created float in the Pasadena Tournament of Roses Parade since 1917. Many local residents volunteer their time designing, building, and decorating the float each year. The Sierra Madre Rose Float Association, established in the 1950s, holds an annual rose sale, a rummage sale, and other fundraising projects to produce a float for the City of Sierra Madre.
According to an article in the Sierra Madre News dated January 7, 1960 "The Stork, the Birds, and the Bees" was the title of the 1960 Sierra Madre float. Some 750 people volunteered to work on the float. The float was designed by Manuel de la Torre. It won 2nd place in the class A-13 division of cities under 15,000 in population. The theme of the 1960 Tournament of Roses Parade was "Tall Tales or True.".
Type
Image
Extent
1 photographic print : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm.
Identifier
(OCoLC)44573978
Language
English
Subject
Tyler, Bryce
Rule, Ralph
Bevington, Larry
Appleby, Glen
Tyler, Anne
Waite, Mert
McGee, Ben
De la Torre, Manuel
Sierra Madre Rose Float Association
Construction--California--Sierra Madre
Parade floats
Tournament of Roses, Pasadena, Calif
Sierra Madre (Calif.)
Photographic prints
Place
California
Sierra Madre
Sierra Madre (Calif.)

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