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Meet The Dragon in Chinatown

Meet The Dragon in Chinatown Chicago Button Museum
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MEET THE DRAGON IN CHINATOWN OCT. 10-11-12-1941 CHICAGO
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An illustration of a blue dragon with a sun and clouds behind it. Blue and red text sits below the illustration on a white background. 

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This button was created to promote Chicago's Chinatown's three day observance of the 30th anniversary of the Chinese Revolution and the inauguration of a festival for the United China Relief benefit drive in 1941. 

The dragon dance performance was the highlight of the festival. The dragon was 150 ft long and the dance engaged 35 men as its legs. Although Chinese immigrants had set foot in Chicago for 75 years at the time, it was considered a rare event in Chicago, 

Source: Winn, Marcia. (1941, Oct 11). OLD CHINA LIVES AGAIN AS SILKEN DRAGON DANCES: Festival for Relief Fund Benefit Opens. Chicago Daily Tribune (1923-1963), pg.7. 

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CH0115
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