Portland Rose Festival Parade- float 37 "U.S. National Bank"

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Oregon Nikkei Endowment
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Frank C. Hirahara Collection

Color slide of Rose Festival Parade float 37 driving down W Burnside in front of a crowd outside the Shoreline Hotel, Anchor Inn, and Sailors Union of the Pacific. The float is orange and red with a gray elephant made of flowers standing on its hind legs. Five women ride on the float holding yellow flowers and waving to the crowd, one is under a big top made of red and orange flowers with the word "entrance" written in blue flowers. The front of the float reads "U.S. National Bank" and has a small yellow sign with number 37 on it. Two men in orange hats drive the float, and two Royal Rosarians escort the float. 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