Display on stilts

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.']


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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