1908 Rose Festival

1908 Rose Festival Portland Oregon

Stock #: 147232
Type: Postcard
Era: Divided Back
City: Portland
State: Oregon (OR)
Postmark: 1908 Jun-01
PM City: Portland
PM State: Or
Stamp: 1C
Size: 3.5" x 5.5" (9 x 14 cm)

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Six days of Floral Pagentry Six Nights of Electric Splendor in Oregon Secon Annual Rose Festival The week of June 1st to 6th 1908. See Portland, “The Rose City,” in her festival week The wonderful roses of Oregon and the art of man will be allied to illumine the blithesome hours of these Carnival days. Monday, June 1 Arrival at high noon of King Rex and Court. Cavalcade escort through decorated streets and arches to Royal Palace. Evening -Feast of Lanterns and general illumination; Coast Admen's Rose Banquet. Tuesday “Children's day” and afternoon opening of the Competitive Rose Exhibit at Oriental Building. Chariot Races at Country Club. Evening – Illuminated parade “Spirit of the Golden West.” Wednesday, 10 a.m. Monster prize parade of floral decorated automobiles. Afternoon – Races at Country Club, Evening – Venetian Water Carnival, Procession ofIlluminated Public and private craft; all day free exhibit of rare blooms by Rose Society at Oriental Building. Damrosch concerts in evening at Armory. Thursday 10 a.m. Magnificent Street parade of Floral decorated vehicles, competitive floats, equestrian clubs, etc.; including the marvelous Japanese “Cherry Blossom” procession. Afternoon – Chariot, Auto and harness Races at Country Club. Evening – East Side Street Carnival of Masqueraders, Damrosch concerts at Armory, afternoon and evening. Friday, a.m. Business houses receptions to Portland visitors, Evening – Allegorical and Historical Parade of Electric Floats including “Chinese Dragon.” Grand Ball at Armory. Saturday Tournament of athletic sports at Multnomah Field. Grand parade of Woodmen of the World. Saturday Night – Pyrotechnics and Masqueraders farewell to King Rex and Queen Flora.