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[Swiss Float in July 4, 1913 Parade, Tacoma]

Black and white photographic image of the Swiss float in the July 4, 1913 on a Tacoma, Pierce County, WA street. The float, pulled by 3 teams of decorated horses, has 3 levels. Eight girls wearing sashes across their chests with light colored, Swiss style crosses and illegible writing, are visible on the lowest level. Seven girls wearing sashes with state names on them sit on the next level. Two women with long robes, and one probably dressed as Lady Liberty, sit on the highest level at the back of the float under a canopy with the word Liberty on top. Flowers and bunting arranged in designs decorate the sides of the float. Two liberty bells are partially visible on the float. Three riders sit on the team horses, and a costumed rider is mounted on a horse at the side of teams. A Swiss style cross is on the side of one of the team horses. Billboards are behind the float. Advertisements include: Auto Races; Wrigley's Spearmint; Pastor Russell, Free Bible Lecture, Tacoma Theatre; Seattle the Convention City, National Conference Charites and ___; Koveralls.

Details

Creation Date: Jul. 4, 1913

Catalog ID: 2012.0.340

Call Number: 2012.0.340

Object Types: print, photographic

Dimensions: image height 8 in . image width 10 in

Related Subjects: Pierce County Tacoma, WA float, parade team, horse Swiss in Washington Independence Day woman girl child billboard poster, event ephemera Tacoma Theatre Liberty Bell Lady Liberty horseback riding horse