Mardi Gras from the past to urge spring along. Sketches of float designs out of old New Orleans from the Louisiana Research Collection at Tulane University (and one marcher so wonderful I got him too).

"Ali Baba - Morgiana dances." 1927. Float.
“Ali Baba – Morgiana dances.” 1927. American. Float entry from the Mistick Krewe of Comus for a parade with the theme “Arabesques”. Watercolor on paper. Creator unknown. © Louisiana Research Collection. Fair use license. via https://digitallibrary.tulane.edu/islandora/object/tulane:8186
"All that glitters is not Gold." 1911.
“All that glitters is not Gold.” 1911. Mistick Krewe of Comus entry for a parade with the theme “Familiar Quotations”. Watercolor on paper. Jennie Wilde, maker. © Louisiana Research Collection. Fair use license. via https://digitallibrary.tulane.edu/islandora/object/tulane:7831
"Amenti." 1903.
“Amenti.” 1903. Krewe of Proteus entry for a parade themed “Cleopatra”. Watercolor on paper. Wikstrom, Bror Anders Wikstrom maker. © Louisiana Research Collection. Fair use license. via https://digitallibrary.tulane.edu/islandora/object/tulane:5607
"Ammon Kneph." 1882.
“Ammon Kneph.” 1882. Costume for a Krewe of Proteus entrant for a parade themed “Ancient Egyptian Mythology”. Drawing on paper. Charles Briton, maker. © Louisiana Research Collection. via https://digitallibrary.tulane.edu/islandora/object/tulane:8225
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