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General view of Tournament of Roses Parade, Pasadena, 1939
Arnott, Andrew Hugh, 1905-1985
Date Created and/or Issued
January 2, 1939
Publication Information
Los Angeles Times
Contributing Institution
UCLA, Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library
Los Angeles Times Photographic Archives
Rights Information
UCLA Library Special Collections, A1713 Charles E. Young Research Library, Box 951575, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575. Email: Phone: (310) 825-4988
Access to this collection is generously supported by Haynes Foundation funds.
Access to this collection is generously supported by Arcadia funds.
A different photograph taken on the same occasion appears with the article, “Five Hurt as failing Float Brakes Frighten Pony Team,” Los Angeles Times, 3 Jan 1939: 2
This photograph depicts a rear view of Dr. Ross Company’s float swerving down Colorado Boulevard when failed brakes sent the frightened ponies scampering.
When descending a hill on Colorado Boulevard, Dr. Ross Company’s float sped down due to failed brakes. As it gathered momentum, the driver swerved around Eagle Rock’s entry. The crowd eventually caught the runaway float and slowed it down. Several people were injured from where the ponies guiding the float went into the crowd.
Text from negative sleeve: 15283- Rose Parade Runaway Horses 1-2-39 [stamped:] Jan 6 1939, PHOTO BY ANDREW H. ARNOTT
b&w nitrate negative
No linguistic content
Parades & processions--California--Pasadena
Floats (Parades)--California--Pasadena
Tournament of Roses
Los Angeles Times Photographic Collection

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