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Title supplied by cataloger. "Property of Sierra Madre Historical Society, Sierra Madre" stamped on reverse of image. A label with "Joe A Hinojos" appears on the image; "1948" is written in ink below the label. Image is torn in the upper left corner. Image depicts the Sierra Madre float "Pony Express" passing the Mr. Bottle Liquor Store and Spotless Cleaners building along the Pasadena parade route. The float depicts a pony express rider crossing a western landscape. Spectators line the curb and the cleaners rooftop. 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. "Pony Express" was the title of the 1948 Sierra Madre float. According to a Sierra Madre News caption dated January 8, 1948 a total of 50,000 flowers were used, all of which were grown in Sierra Madre with the exception of the sweetpeas used as yucca. The float won 1st prize in class A-4 division. Alfred James Dewey designed the prize winning float. The theme of the 1948 Tournament of Roses Parade was "Our Golden West.".
1 photographic print : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm.
Parade floats Tournament of Roses, Pasadena, Calif Photographic prints