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Mulan cong jun

Picture, 1945, Chinese

Mulan cong jun

Picture, 1945, Chinese

Notes

Photo of V.J Day celebration parade in Toronto in 1945. Jean Lumb (5th from right) in Chinese opera costume stands on the truck of Lian Qiao Ju She. The banner reads "Mulan cong jun, China's first woman soldier in 667 A.D."; this is a Chinese legend about a girl Mulan who disguised as a boy joining the army to fight for her country.

Rights and Licenses

Public Domain

Medium

photo, black and white

Extent

20.5 cm x 25.5 cm

Provenance

Gift of Arlene Chan in 2017.

Branch

Toronto Reference Library

Location

Chinese Canadian Archive

Call Number / Accession Number

CHI201704B010154-DIG