"Carnival Edition"

Collection Type

  • Art

Date

1914-02

Location Note

Vertical file 4: OVR 101-110

GUSN

GUSN-199125

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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.

Details

Descriptive Terms

Carnival (pre-Lenten festival)
parades
satire (artistic device)
festivals
prints (visual works)
lithographs

Additional Identification Number

Prints and Engravings Collection Number 102

Physical Description

4 lithographed sheets

Collection Code

GC002

Collection Name

Prints and engravings collection, 1830s-1920s

Date of Acquisition

1988

Reference Code

GC002.02.102

Acquisition Type

Estate

Image Dimensions

28 x 42 1/8 (HxW)(inches)

Credit Line

Estate of Edwin B. Sears, 1988

Places

New Orleans (Orleans parish, Louisiana)

Record Details

Originator

Walle & Co. (Publisher)

Material Type

prints (visual works)
lithographs

Subjects

Mardi Gras

Description Level

Item

Location Note

Vertical file 4: OVR 101-110