Mystic Club 1963

Mystic Club 1963

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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 before Mardi Gras. This tradition ran until the late 1960s, when the "superkrewes" of Bacchus and...
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Rex Duke Costume 1877

Rex Duke Costume 1877

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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 Design, also known as the Rex Organization, presented its sixth parade in 1877. The krewe...
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Krewe of Proteus 1901

Krewe of Proteus 1901

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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 into pull-out sections for their readers. The theme that year was, "Al-Kyris the Magnificent." Fifth oldest krewe...
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Illinois Central’s Mid-Winter Vacation 1916

Illinois Central’s Mid-Winter Vacation 1916

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Mid-Winter Vacation 1916 was a perfect way to warm up. Mardi Gras in 1916 ​Illinois Central to the Mardi Gras Mid-Winter Escape Preview This is a long-form (3542 words) post telling the story of the "Mid-Winter Vacation" trips promoted by the Illinois Central Railroad in 1914-1916. The LSU Libraries Mardi Gras Collection has the brochure for the 1916 trip. Mid-Winter...
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Proteus 1895 Asgard #MardiGras

Proteus 1895 Asgard #MardiGras

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Proteus 1895 featured a Norse theme. Proteus 1895 Krewe of Proteus 1895 presented the theme, "Asgard and the Gods." Float 15 told the story of Ragnarok, the Last Battle. Be sure to tell your kids that this mythology didn't start with the MCU! Mule Power Occasionally, krewes rise in popularity to the point where they place prospective members on a...
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Twelve Months New Orleans February Alferez

Twelve Months New Orleans February Alferez

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Twelve Months New Orleans February - continuing the series by Enrique Alferez Twelve Months New Orleans February This image is the second in a series of images by Enrique Alferez, published by Michael Higgins as "The Twelve Months of New Orleans." Higgins published the illustrations in 1940. The image features Rex, King of Carnival, in the center, with Cajuns, dock...
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