View of a Dragon Boat



Silver gelatin print by unknown photographer, ca 1920. Ink inscription on verso: "'View of a Dragon Boat' The Dragon Boat Festival is a yearly occurance & lasts about a month & each boat has over 100 crew each with one paddle. A man stands in the centre with a drum & as he beats the drum the men paddle. The idea is that they are driving the devils out of the water." Part of collection of William Ernest Wakeham, purser, Blue Funnel Line.