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In the Spring of 1912 the Mayor’s daughter Lottie Kandle showed up at the Rose Show Parade in this understated ride. Clearly tapping into the same timeless sense of style that fuels Lady Gaga’s gift for making a great entry, Lottie started with a unique and expensive Thomas Flyer automobile and went from there into a rolling garden theme, a theme so intense that it pretty much consumes the three girls riding in the back seat. This black and white photo begged to be in color in the days before color film and it is a wonderful example of the sometimes subtle art of hand tinted photography.rose car

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1905 Parade Car
1919 Parade Car

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