Chinese boat display

Chinese celebration, France, during World War I. This photograph shows a person with a large white headdress and white or pale costume walking inside a carnival float covered with paper or cloth and with a patterned cloth awning. The person’s feet can be seen under the float. A band is playing alongside.

The crowd is interesting as it includes civilians and a few children, as well as a few men in uniform and men who may be from the Labour Corps.

[Original reads: 'OFFICIAL PHOTOGRAPH TAKEN ON THE BRITISH WESTERN FRONT IN FRANCE. A dragon day celebrated by the Chinese in France. A Chinese boat display.']

About Dragon Mystic

I fell in love with dragons when I read Tea With the Black Dragon, and never looked back. Not the clunky winged Medieval dragons that ate cows, the graceful Asian dragons that could fly without wings. Later I discovered the elegant Welsh dragons, red and white, as described by R.J. Stewart in his books on the historical Merlin.
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