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"Carnival Edition"

GC002.02.102 (RS130088)

Description

Posters for the following: the Pageant of Knights of Momus, the Pageant of Mystick Krewe of Comus, the Pageant of Rex and the Pageant of Krewe of Proteus at Carnival in New Orleans.

The "KOM" parade was a fixture of the Mardi Gras festivities, and the group's trademark was mokery and biting satirical humor. The Mystick Krewe was started in 1856 to celebrate Mardi Gras in a less crude fashion. The Pageant of Rex was for the "King of the Carnival." The Krewe of Proteus is the second oldest parade Krewe at Mardi Gras, dating as early as the 1880s.

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Details

Collection Name
Prints and engravings collection, 1830s-1920s
Collection Code
GC002
Dates
1914-02
Acquisition Type
Estate
Date of Acquisition
1988
Physical Description
4 lithographed sheets
Dimensions
28x 42 1/8(HxW) (inches)
Collection Type
Graphic Materials
Description Level
Item
Additional Identification Number
Prints and Engravings Collection Number: 102
Credit Line
Estate of Edwin B. Sears, 1988
GUSN
199125
Reference Code
GC002.02.102

Record details

Originator
Walle & Co. (Publisher)
Descriptive Terms
Carnival (pre-Lenten festival)
festivals
parades
satire (artistic device)
Material Type
lithographs
prints (visual works)
Subjects
Mardi Gras
Places
New Orleans (Orleans parish, Louisiana)
Location Note
Vertical file 4: OVR 101-110

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