Chinese celebration, France, during World War I. This photograph shows four men on stilts entertaining a crowd. One of the men has a stick, another is dressed as an old man with a long grey beard and whiskers, and a third is dressed in a long robe. A band is playing in the background near the watching crowd.
It is probable that this display is part of a Chinese New Year celebration put on by members of the Chinese Labour Corps. The crowd is very mixed and includes children.
[Original reads: 'OFFICIAL PHOTOGRAPH TAKEN ON THE BRITISH WESTERN FRONT IN FRANCE. A dragon day celebrated by the Chinese in France. A display on stilts.']