2005.1.55

unknown
10 in HIGH x 8 in WIDE
(25.40 cm HIGH x 20.32 cm WIDE)
Oakland Tribune Collection, Oakland Museum of California, gift of ANG Newspapers
2005.1.55


Young man looking at dragon's head used in parades. From top: Head portion of what is probably a long dragon used in Chinese New Year's parade and other celebrations in the community. The head is in profile and appears to be in a dark room or cariage. At the back of the head is a fuzzy protrusion. In front of the large pupil (white with dark circle) and eye (white with dark dots) is a long snout/nose/top of the mouth. The mouth is open. From the upper jaw several sharp fangs come down. The lower jaw also has fangs as well as a long white "beard" hanging from it and "accents" of fuzzy/textured dark "ropes" to make the dragon look menancing. Inside is a wavy pattern to the back of the mouth and tongue. The inside of the mouth and the upper jaw are white with lines or wires that cross one another creating squares and rectangles. The outer portion of the bottom jaw is painted with flowers or symbols as well as white dots. The pattern and dots spray out to form the back of the jaw. From this area hang long dark triangular pieces. Beneath the dragon a young man with dark straight hair and glasses wearing a white long sleeve shirt with a decorated front and dark pants is looking up at it. In front of him is a pole that probably holds the dragon's head up. There appear to be small windows on the left and right sides of the photo and other parts (undistinguishable) of the dragon.

From white file folder: Chinese Americans

Used: Oakland Tribune

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