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Oregon Japanese Farmers Rose Festival float | by Oregon Nikkei Legacy Center
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Oregon Japanese Farmers Rose Festival float

Float for the floral parade built by a group of Japanese farmers from Oregon, 1921. People unidentified.

 

This float was built during a time of growing anti-Japanese sentiment in Oregon, particularly against Japanese farmers. The American flag is prominently displayed on this float several times: the two flags at the front of the roof, bunting on the inside of the structure, and the roof itself.

 

ONLC 1235, gift of Frank and Ruth Nakata.

 

Read more about the history of Japanese Americans in Oregon at the Oregon Encyclopedia.

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Taken in June 1921