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Queen Emma, 1932 Manila Carnival
Emma was escorted by Dr.
Arturo de Santos, a young bachelor of wealth and culture.
He too, was in character during Emma’s coronation, regal in a
long Oriental tunic. The highlight of her coronation included
meeting the Governor
General of French Indo-China, President Manuel L.
other high government dignitaries—unprecedented in Carnival
(text by Alex R. Castro of Manila Carnivals 1908-1939)
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