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Title
Tournament of Roses pictorial, 1909
Creator
Pasadena Daily News
Date Created and/or Issued
1909
Contributing Institution
Pasadena Public Library
Collection
California Revealed from Pasadena Public Library
Rights Information
Public Domain. No restrictions on use.
Description
The Tournament of Roses Parade has a long and rich history in Pasadena, CA. The first parade was held January 1, 1890, and was meant to promote Pasadena’s Mediterranean-like paradise to East Coast folks. Horse-drawn carriages decorated with flowers were the main attraction of the parade. In the years following, marching bands and equestrian units were added and the carriages were soon replaced with motorized floats that were bigger and more elaborate. From the outset, the Tournament of Roses has grown in size and number of participants. What began as a local festival to bring in Easterners has since become an international event that draws thousands of people from all over the world to Pasadena. The Tournament of Roses programs and pictorials, extant copies of which date back to 1897 and published by the Tournament of Roses Association and local news publishers, are an important piece of the Rose Parade history. They contain photos, advertisements, and interesting stories about people, places, and events in Pasadena and the surrounding communities.
Type
text
Format
Original
Newsletter
Extent
11 x 16 in.
52 Pages of 52
Identifier
cp_000010
ppl_tofr-1909
ark:/13960/t7gr5q66t
Language
English
Subject
Tournament of Roses
Tournament of Roses Association
Place
Pasadena (Calif.)
Provenance
Pasadena Public Library
California Revealed is supported by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered in California by the State Librarian.

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