Portland Rose Festival Parade- float 31 "Human Cannon"

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Frank C. Hirahara Collection

Color slide of Rose Festival Parade float 31 driving down W Burnside in front of a crowd outside the Shoreline Hotel and Anchor Inn. The float has four elephants made of yellow flowers on the front sitting in a circle with trunks raised in the air. A cannon made of green flowers is on the back of the float with man in a clown costume peeking out and waving at the camera. A woman in a red hat sits behind the cannon as is holding a pink ribbon. A Royal Rosarian in a white suit escorts the float. The side of the float reads "First National Bank" while the front reads "Human Cannon." A small yellow sign on the front is visible with the number 31 on it. 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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Japanese American Museum of Oregon; Portland, Oregon

Courtesy of Frank C. Hirahara Collection, Japanese American Museum of Oregon