Portland Rose Festival Parade- float 12 "Seattle Seafair"

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Japanese American Museum of Oregon
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Frank C. Hirahara Collection

Color slide of Rose Festival Parade float 12 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. The float is made up of two parts, first part of the float has two riders sitting inside driving dressed as captains. A small yellow sign with the number 12 is visible on the car. The second part depicts a carriage being pulled across the sea. Sitting on the float is Queen Shirley with two men. The side of the float reads "Come for fun Seattle Seafair July 30- Aug 8". 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.



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Japanese American Museum of Oregon; Portland, Oregon

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