Portland Rose Festival Parade- float 31 "Portland Traction"

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-1-516 (ONLC 3341)

Frank C. Hirahara Collection

Color slide of Rose Festival Parade float 31 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 has three mermaids seated around the front of the float, and a man dressed as Neptune seated on a throne in the back. The side of the float reads "Portland Traction." The front of the float reads "Legand of the Deep" and a small yellow sign with the number 31 is on its side just above. 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.



Still Image

Japanese American Museum of Oregon; Portland, Oregon

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