Russia, USA float, May Day Parade 1953


Latah County Historical Society

Latah County Historical Society

Pi Beta Phi, white and green Russia v USA float in Moscow, Idaho. On back half of float appearing to represent Russia, three women, on standing wearing coveralls and a hat and holding what appears to be a whip. Two other women kneel below her wearing shirts, pants, and kerchiefs. Seem to be miming forced labor, crushing rocks. Barbed wire looped around behind them. On front half of float appearing to represent the USA. Three women in formal dresses stand holding streamers attached to a representation of a Maypole. Signs visible in the background appear to read "Brown's Furniture", and "Ringlette Beauty Shop". Small crowd stands under three American flags in lower right of image. Located around 102 South Main.

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  • Title: Russia, USA float, May Day Parade 1953
  • Date Created: 1953-05
  • Location: Moscow, Idaho
  • Subject Keywords: May Day Parade 1953, parade float, Russia, USA, maypole, Main Street, Moscow ID
  • Rights: Latah County Historical Society
  • LCHS Object ID: 01-08-511