Photograph album of the 11th Annual Tournament of Roses Parade, 1900

Processed by Jane Carpenter with assistance from Simon Elliott; machine-readable finding aid created by Caroline Cubé.
UCLA Library Special Collections
Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
Box 951575
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
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Descriptive Summary

Title: Photograph album of the 11th Annual Tournament of Roses Parade


Title supplied by cataloger.
Date (inclusive): 1900


Date from date on similar photo of the carriage carrying Maj. Gen. Shaftey, Mayor Patten, and Gen. Otis in the Los Angeles Times archives.
Collection number: 94/95b
Physical Description: 1 album (13 photographic prints) : b&w, 14 x 18 cm (album)

Photographs are mounted in frames (8.8 x 11.4 mm) on recto and verso of six leaves of heavy white paper; final photograph mounted in frame on smaller leaf of stiff white cardboard.

Bound in textured floral patterned paper; green cloth spine decorated in silver; cover title "Photogs." stamped in silver; manufacturer's name stamped in silver on spine: "H.S.Co. Milw.;" glossy textured white endpapers.

Spec. Coll. copy: in beige cloth-covered clamshell box.
Abstract: Small album of photographs of the 11th Tournament of Roses Parade, held in Pasadena, California on Jan. 1, 1900.
Language: Finding aid is written in English.
Language of the Material: Materials are in English.
Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library Special Collections.
Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact UCLA Library Special Collections for paging information.

Administrative Information

Restrictions on Access

Open for research. STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact UCLA Library Special Collections for paging information.

Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Photograph album of the 11th Annual Tournament of Roses Parade (Collection 94/95b). UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA.

UCLA Catalog Record ID

UCLA Catalog Record ID: 4233582 


The Rose Parade was created in 1890 by the Valley Hunt Club of Pasadena, whose members--many of them emigrés from the East and Midwest--as a way to show off the mild winter weather of Southern California, and promote the beauty and lush fertility of the area. The early Rose Parades, with their horse-drawn carriages decorated with flowers, and community games in the town square, soon grew to include marching bands and more elaborate floats, and by 1895 had become too large for the Club to manage. The Tournament of Roses Association was created to oversee operations and development of the Parade, which has continued to flourish up to the present day.

Scope and Content

The album contains 13 black-and-white photographs of riders on horseback, bicyclists, marching units, and horse-drawn carriages and wagons decorated with flowers. The first photo in the album is a shot of the open carriage carrying Maj. Gen. William R. Shafter, Pasadena Mayor George D. Patten, and Gen. Harrison Gray Otis, president and general manager of the Los Angeles Times. The carriage, adorned with roses, was drawn by a pair of white horses.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.


Otis, Harrison Gray, 1837-1917 --Photographs.
Shafter, William Rufus, 1835-1906 --Photographs.
Patten, George D., fl. 1886-1900 --Photographs.
Tournament of Roses (11th : 1900) --Photographs.
Parades --California --Pasadena --Photographs.
Marching bands --California --Pasadena --Photographs.
Pasadena (Calif.) --Photographs.

Genres and Forms of Material

Photographic prints.
Photograph albums.

Related Material

Part of the Photograph Album Collection (Collection 94)   in UCLA Library Special Collections.