1940

City Seal

"South Pasadena featured the seal of the City, mounted on a revolving disk. The seal was of calendulas, chrysanthemums and galex leaves with the slogan 'Ride with the Sun.'"

1893

Columbia Hill Tennis Club


1910

1912

The Tree Float


1925




1936

Louis XIV and Marie Antoinette



The Honeymoon
“The Honeymoon.” Cupid sitting in a mass of roses steers the journey for two young lovers posed under a canopy of strung sweet peas. Source: The Pasadena Star-News and The Pasadena Post Tournament of Roses Annual Souvenir Book, New Years Day, 1937.

The city’s 1937 entry, “The Honeymoon,” depicting a young couple being ferried in a rowboat, won a special prize. Excerpt from The South Pas Float Story-2006 Official Souvenir “a History of Doing it Ourselves“ by Jim Taveres



​​The oldest self-built float in the rose parade

1941

American Beauty

"A great American shield which slowly revolved had on one side a beautiful girl standing against a background of chrysanthemums and dressed in a blue gown. She was framed with sprays of gorgeous red roses. Other side of shield was red, white and blue."

1911


1919

American Eagle


1898




1900

Cawston Ostrich Farm


1923

Seascape


1929




1948

Rancho San Pasqual


1937


1939

Early California

"South Pasadena complimented her sister community with an old-fashioned ox cart loaded with thosands of colorful blossoms"

1916