Portland Rose Festival Parade Float- "Catholic Organizations Dove of Peace"

Free to use This object is offered under a Creative Commons license. You are free to use it for any non-commercial purpose as long as you properly cite it, and if you share what you have created.

Learn more...

Japanese American Museum of Oregon
Visit partner

ddr-one-1-493 (ONLC 3317)

Frank C. Hirahara Collection

Color slide of the Catholic Organizations Dove of Peace float driving down SW Third Ave in front of a large crowd gathered outside a Signal gas station and San Francisco Tailor, behind the Signal gas station is the old Multnomah Hotel in the Portland Rose Festival Parade. On the float sit three visible women dressed in costumes and one man driving the float. The woman sitting in front is dressed in a Native American costume and is holding a pink ribbon. On the side of the float is a woman dressed in pink kimono, and behind her is a woman dressed in Western style blue dress. On the center of the float is large globe made of flowers with the word "Pray" and "World" visible. A large dove made of white/yellow flowers is visible flying above the globe with a yellow cross leaning above. The side of the float reads "Catholic Organizations Doves of Peace." 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 the donor processed on June 16, 1954.



Still Image

Japanese American Museum of Oregon; Portland, Oregon

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