Group Of Ephemera - Pasadena Tournament Of Roses Parade

By: Ephemera [Pasadena, Ca] [Californiana] [Rose Parade]

Price: $40.00

Quantity: 1 available

Book Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


This group of ephemera consists of four souvenir photograph packets (from the years: 1929, 1931, 1932 & 1941) along with a button featuring Michigan State from 1961-62. All four of the souvenir photographs are in Very Good+ condition. Two of the packets have been addressed (the one from 1932 includes the stamp and was mailed). The souvenir pin from 1962 is in Very Good- condition, with some rubbing, ground-in dirt and toning. "This event began as a promotional effort by Pasadena's distinguished Valley Hunt Club. In the winter of 1890, the club members brainstormed ways to promote the "Mediterranean of the West." They invited their former East Coast neighbors to a mid-winter holiday, where they could watch games such as chariot races, jousting, foot races, polo and tug-of-war under the warm California sun. The abundance of fresh flowers, even in the midst of winter, prompted the club to add another showcase for Pasadena's charm: a parade would precede the competition, where entrants would decorate their carriages with hundreds of blooms. The Tournament of Roses was born. "In New York, people are buried in snow," announced Professor Charles F. Holder at a Club meeting. "Here our flowers are blooming and our oranges are about to bear. Let's hold a festival to tell the world about our paradise." uring the next few years, the festival expanded to include marching bands and motorized floats. The games on the town lot (which was re-named Tournament Park in 1900) included ostrich races, bronco busting demonstrations and a race between a camel and an elephant (the elephant won). Reviewing stands were built along the Parade route, and Eastern newspapers began to take notice of the event. In 1895, the Tournament of Roses Association was formed to take charge of the festival, which had grown too large for the Valley Hunt Club to handle."

Title: Group Of Ephemera - Pasadena Tournament Of Roses Parade

Author Name: Ephemera [Pasadena, Ca] [Californiana] [Rose Parade]

Categories: Ephemera,

Publisher: Pasadena, CA, 0

Binding: Other

Book Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket

Seller ID: A36709

Keywords: Ephemera Pasadena, CA Tournament Of Roses Parade Parades Publicity Photographs Ephemera,