Portland Rose Festival Parade Float- "Cosmo-Carnival"

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Oregon Nikkei Endowment
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Frank C. Hirahara Collection

Color slide of a Rose Festival Parade float driving down W Burnside in front of a crowd outside the Shoreline Hotel on the corner of NW 2nd Ave and W Burnside. Signs for the Blue Eagle Cafe, Dr. Geo Chan, Chinese Medicine Company and Drugs visible in the background along W Burnside between NW 2nd and 3rd Ave. The float has six visible female riders sitting around the float with a ringmaster standing before them. The women are dressed in various costumes, one woman dressed in white holds a pink ribbon in her hand. The side of the float reads "Cosmopolitan Club Cosmo-Carnival." The Rose Festival Parade is an annual event in which floats are made out of flowers and paraded down the streets of Portland.



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Oregon Nikkei Endowment; Portland, Oregon

Courtesy of Frank C. Hirahara Collection, Oregon Nikkei Endowment