Portland Rose Festival Parade- float 47 "Neptune's daughters"

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Frank C. Hirahara Collection

Color slide of Rose Festival Parade float 47 being pulled by a cream color convertible with white wall tires in front of a crowd in front of a Signal gas station and San Francisco Tailor on SW Third Ave. The float reads "Marine day tomorrow" and "Neptune's daughters." A small yellow sign is visible above "Neptune's daughters" with the number 47 on it. The float is made out of blue and white flowers to depict water with a large boat on top. In the boat sit four women in green swim suits and a man acting as if he is steering the boat. A man in scuba diving gear sits on the back of the float. In the car sits a woman in a white swimsuit and couple dressed as sailors, the sign on the side of the car reads "Miss Diane Spencer." The Portland Rose Festival Parade is an annual event in which floats are made out of flowers and paraded down the streets of Portland. According to donor processed on May 21, 1955.



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Oregon Nikkei Endowment; Portland, Oregon

Courtesy of Frank C. Hirahara Collection, Oregon Nikkei Endowment