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Mystic Club 1963

Mystic Club 1963

The Mystic Club 1963 marked the forty-first tableau ball of the krewe. Mystic Club 1963 Mrs. Morell Feltus Trimble reigned as Queen of Mystic Club 1963 ball. The Times-Picayune newspaper recognized the krewe annually by printing a photo of their queen on the Sunday...

NOPSI 801 1953 #StreetcarSaturday

NOPSI 801 1953 #StreetcarSaturday

NOPSI 801 outbound to the Cemeteries in the Spring of 1953. NOPSI 801 Our friend Aaron Handy III brings us a Canal Street photo with a bit to unpack! Here's Aaron's caption from the Facebook group, Vintage New Orleans Transit: NOPSI Perley car 801, assigned to Tulane...

Distaff New Orleans First Issue

Distaff New Orleans First Issue

Distaff New Orleans dropped their first issue in February, 1973. Distaff New Orleans In December of 1972, a group of women journalists, writers, and others came together to produce a feminist publication. They dropped the "preview edition" of Distaff, a journal for...

St. Louis Cemetery Stereograph

St. Louis Cemetery Stereograph

St. Louis Cemetery stereograph Grant Rowles, an amateur photographer and collector, amassed this impressive collection of 389 stereograph photographs. This collection of vintage albumen prints of New Orleans and Louisiana date from mid 1860s to the early 20th century...

Rex Duke Costume 1877

Rex Duke Costume 1877

Rex Duke Costume 1877, for a military themed parade and ball. Rex Duke Costume 1877 For the theme, "Military Progress of the World," a Duke of the krewe wore this Teutonic Knight costume. Artist Charles Briton created these concepts. Rex's Sixth Parade The School of...

Krewe of Proteus 1901

Krewe of Proteus 1901

Krewe of Proteus 1901, featured in the Daily Picayune. Krewe of Proteus 1901 Broadside in the Daily Picayune, February 18, 1901, featuring the floats of the Krewe of Proteus. The Picayune regularly assembled the float design illustrations given to them by the krewes...

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