"Chinese Empress" float in the Tournament of Roses Parade, Pasadena, 1936
- "Chinese Empress" float in the Tournament of Roses Parade, Pasadena, 1936
- Snyder, Bill
- Los Angeles Times
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- January 1, 1936
- Los Angeles Times Photographs Collection
View of the Chinese Empress Wan Qua Fei float. The float features a carriage lead by dragons with Lili Arikawa seated on a throne as the empress with 2 girls seated below her, hanging baskets and lanterns, and with 'Long Beach' written on top. All of the participants are dressed in light-colored Chinese silk, including 5 outwalker boys with baskets suspended from shoulder poles and a girl riding in a rickshaw drawn by a boy.
The theme of the 1936 forty-seventh annual Rose Parade was "History in Flowers."
- 1 photograph
- b&w nitrate negative
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