Portland Rose Festival Parade- float 43 "The Ugly Duckling"

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Japanese American Museum of Oregon
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Frank C. Hirahara Collection

Color slide of Rose Festival Parade float 43 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 of blue flowers and has a small black cygnet in front of a large swan. Two women in blue gowns sit on the float, one holds a red ribbon. A police officer is escorting the float, and a Royal Rosarian waves at the float. The text on the float reads "Mixer Mobile" and "The Ugly Duckling." A small yellow sign with the number 43 is visible on the front of the float. 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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Japanese American Museum of Oregon; Portland, Oregon

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