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Weird Vintage Photos Of Past Rose Parades

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The Tournament of Roses parade is upon us, and every year, cities, companies and other groups get together to create floats that will represent them well and captivate the fans in attendance. Some are beautiful, and some are, well, a little weird.

We have painstakingly picked out a number of odd pictures of Rose Parade entries over the years, from the rise of the Butterfly People, to the horrifying starfish creature on a Manhattan Beach float, to the portrait of Will Rogers creepily looking at the girls on his float. All pictures are courtesy of the Los Angeles Public Library's Photo Collection.