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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 … Continue reading

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Dragon dance

Chinese men entertaining troops, France, during World War I. Superficially this photograph appears to be of a peaceful scene with Chinese men putting on a performance for an audience of nurses and soldiers. The Chinese are probably members of the … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Dragons ready for the dragon fight

Troops watching Chinese dragon ceremonies, Western Front, France, during World War I. This shows some members of the Chinese Labour Corps carrying two huge paper dragons with large decorated heads and long snakelike tails. Two other Chinese are holding paper … Continue reading

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