San Francisco's Bowl of Rice Party banner, 1940

San Francisco's Bowl of Rice Party banner, 1940

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This banner was probably used during Bowl of Rice party events in San Francisco in February 1940. Between 1938 and 1941, Chinese Americans led fundraising efforts, known as Bowl of Rice parties, to raise money to aid Chinese civilians suffering in the Second Sino-Japanese War (1937-1945). Leaders organized Bowl of Rice party events in San Francisco’s and New York’s Chinatowns, along with in over two thousand communities across the country. The drives featured parades, concerts, pageants, and other activities. Participants displayed banner such as this one along parade routes.
To learn more about the history of Bowl of Rice parties, please see this blog post:
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United States: California, San Francisco
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fabric; wood; paint (overall material)
overall: 77.5 cm x 53 cm x 1 cm; 30 1/2 in x 20 7/8 in x 13/32 in
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Daniel Ostroff
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National Museum of American History
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