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Decorating the Sierra Madre Tournament of Roses float [Graphic]
Hinojos, Joe A
City of Sierra Madre, Parks and Recreation Department
Date Created and/or Issued
Contributing Institution
Sierra Madre Public Library
Sierra Madre Historical Archives
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"Property of Sierra Madre Historical Society, Sierra Madre" and "Photograph by Joe Hinojos" stamped on reverse of image.
"Joe A. Hinojos - Photography" is stamped on the image and "1945" is written in ink on the image.
Image depicts a group of Sierra Madre residents decorating the float entry in December 1945 for the 1946 Tournament of Roses Parade. "Freedom from Terror" appears at the front of the float and "Sierra Madre" is in flowers on the side of the float. The float features an angel of peace being freed from the coils of a boa constrictor by the sword of justice.
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 a Sierra Madre News article dated December 27, 1945 "Freedom from Terror" was the title of the 1946 Sierra Madre float. It was an allegory depicting the power of justice over terrorism. Miss Barbara Noreen Blake rode on the float as the Angel of Peace. She was robed in 15,000 yellow chrysanthemums with wings of the same color. The float won 3rd prize in class A-4 division. The theme of the 1946 Tournament of Roses Parade was "Victory, Unity, Peace.".
1 photographic print : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm.
Tournament of Roses, Pasadena, Calif
Decorations--California--Sierra Madre
Parade floats
Photographic prints
Sierra Madre

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