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

Close up of the head of Gum Lung, the Golden Dragon with body being "inspected" by two children. From newspaper caption pasted on back of photo: "ROOSTER'S YEAR -- Youngsters shouted and peered underneath to check the legs of 'Gum Lung,' the Golden Dragon that starred in the Oakland Children's Chinese New Year's parade through Chinatown on Saturday. The event observes . . . [rest cut off]. Head of painted dragon The mouth is open but no teeth are visible. Out of the left nostril an "L" shaped extension with a ball at the short side of the "L." A fang is just to the right of this extension. The mouth is outlined in white, the cheeks are in a dark color with accents of white and shiny swirls. The large white eyes are outlined in a dark color and the pupils protrude of the head -- very dark center, lighter border then a dark border around that. Between the eyes going up is a large triangular piece that could be a horn. The dragon has a dark beard of dark "strings" that extends from one ear to the other. The body of the dragon is predominently white with squares of dark stripes running the length of the body. Just behind the head and on top of a hump in the body is an elaborate decoration of dark colored leaves or ribbons. On the right side of the photo a young boy with his mouth open is beside the dragon and looking at the camera. He is wearing a short sleeve shirt and dark trousers. His left forearm and hand are under the dragon's body. In front of the boy is the back of someone kneeling on the street and whose head is under the body of the dragon. Thsi person wears a football-type jersey with the number 10 on it.

From white file folder Chinese ameicans

Used: Oakland Tribune

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