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808. [Mardi Gras], Mistick Krewe of Comus, parade bulletin, theme "Mahomet", Feb. 8th, 1910, lithographer Walle & Co., Ltd., N.O., sheet 28 in. x 42 in., unframed. $300/500

809. [Mardi Gras], Mistick Krewe of Comus, parade bulletin, theme "Romantic Legends", Feb. 20, 1917, lithographer Walle & Co., Ltd., N.O., sheet 28 in., x 42 in., unframed. $400/600
Note: It is the only known parade bulletin strike by Walle's master lithographer, Sessus von Ehren.

810. [Mardi Gras], Rex, parade bulletin, theme "Ivanhoe", Feb. 17th, 1885, lithographer T. Fitzwilliam & Co., N.O., sheet 28 in. x 42 in., unframed. $500/700

811. [Mardi Gras], Knights of Momus, parade bulletin, theme "Vathek", Mar. 2nd, 1905, lithographer Walle & Co., Ltd., N.O., sheet 28 in. x 42 in., unframed. $400/600

812. [Mardi Gras], Krewe of Proteus, 2 parade bulletins, theme "Netar‑Tua: A Romance of Old Egypt", Mar. 3, 1924, and theme "Scenes from Favorite Light Operas", Mar. 3rd, 1930, lithographer Searcy & Pfaff, Ltd., N.O., each sheet 28 in. x 42 in., unframed (2 pcs.) $400/600



813. [Mardi Gras], Scrapbook of 1882 Carnival Parade Bulletin Floats, incl. Knights of Momus, theme "The Ramayana, The Illiad of the East"; Krewe of Proteus, theme "Ancient Egyptian Theology"; Mistick Krewe of Comus, 25th Anniversary, theme "The Worships of the World"; and Rex, theme "The Pursuit of Pleasure", including clippins from L'Abeille de la Nouvelle‑Orleans, the French language newspaper, inscribed "Henri Schindler, December 1973". $700/900



814. Contemporary Maquette of "Pineapple Man", ceramic on wood base, unfinished, by Bob Gaston, after the Charles Briton costume design for the Mistick Krewe of Comus, 1873, theme "The Missing Links to Darwin's Origin of the Species", 16 in. x 13 in. $200/400
Note: The original Charles Briton watercolor costume design of "Pineapple" is in the Louisiana Research Collection, Howard‑Tilton Library, Tulane University.

815. [Mardi Gras], 2 antique French papier‑mâche and mixed media head masks, 1878, Paris, Mistick Krewe of Comus, theme "Metamorphosis of Ovid " each approx. 14 in. x 13 in. $800/1200
Note: The female mask offered here is shown, 3rd from left, in Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper of March 16, 1878, "Comus parade 'Assorting At Alaban's Costume Depot, On Camp Street, The Costumes Recently Received from Paris'".
Ill.: Arthur Hardy Mardi Gras in New Orleans, p. 34‑35.

816. [Mardi Gras], "Venetian Plague Doctor", mask by Paul Poche (American/New Orleans, b. 1942), papier-mâche and mixed media, 5 1/2 in. x 9 in. $200/300

817. [Mardi Gras], "Faun" and "Smiling Man", two masks by Joe Barth, New Orleans, papier-mâche and mixed media, 9 in. x 15 in. and 9 in. x 7 in. $200/300



818. [Mardi Gras], "Budai: The Laughing Buddha", papier‑mâche head mask. $150/250



819. [Mardi Gras], porcelain figural group depicting Rex Parade King's float, h. 7 3/8 in., l. 15 in. $200/400

820. [Mardi Gras], Mistick Krewe of Comus, ball invitation and envelope, theme "The Aztec People and Their Conquest by Cortez", Feb. 10th, 1880. (2 pcs.) $300/500
Ill.: Schindler, Henri, Mardi Gras Treasures: Invitations of the Golden Age, Gretna: Pelican Publishing Co., 2000, p. 20.

821. [Mardi Gras], Mistick Krewe of Comus, ball invitation, theme "Nippon, The Land of the Rising Sun", Mar. 1st, 1892; ball invitation, theme "The Big Top", Feb. 8th, 1957; admit card, theme "The Months and Seasons of the Year", Feb. 18th, 1896; ball invitation, theme "The Gardens of Cashmere", Feb. 16th, 1926; and fragment of envelope. (5 pcs.) $300/500
Ill.: Schindler, Henri, Mardi Gras Treasures: Invitations of the Golden Age, Gretna: Pelican Publishing Co., 2000, pp. 24‑25.



822. [Mardi Gras], Mistick Krewe of Comus, ball invitation and dance card, theme "Stories of the Golden Age", Feb. 27th, 1900. (2 pcs.) $300/500
Ill.: Schindler, Henri, Mardi Gras Treasures: Invitations of the Golden Age, Gretna: Pelican Publishing Co., 2000, pp. 32‑33.

823. [Mardi Gras], Mistick Krewe of Comus, Golden Anniversary ball invitation, admit card and 2 dance card covers, theme "The Masque of Comus", Feb. 27, 1906, designed by Jennie Wilde (4 pcs.) $300/500
Ill.: Schindler, Henri, Mardi Gras Treasures: Invitations of the Golden Age, Gretna: Pelican Publishing Co., 2000, p. 39.



824. [Mardi Gras], Mistick Krewe of Comus, Diamond Jubilee ball program, theme "Jewels from Byron", Feb. 17th, 1931. $150/250

825. [Mardi Gras], Mistick Krewe of Comus, ball invitation, admit card and 2 printed notices in original mailing tube, theme: "Sesquicentennial of Comus". (5 pcs.) $75/125
Note: The printed notices refer to the February 28, 2006 Mistick Krewe moving their ball to the Marriott Hotel because of damage to the Municipal Auditorium from Hurricane Katrina.

826. [Mardi Gras], Rex, ball invitation, theme "The Four Elements:, Feb. 10th, 1880. Note: Condition. $100/150
Ill.: Schindler, Henri, Mardi Gras Treasures: Invitations of the Golden Age, Gretna: Pelican Publishing Co., 2000, p. 49.



827. [Mardi Gras], Rex, ball invitation, theme "The Pursuit of Pleasure", Feb. 21st, 1882, designed by Charles Briton. $300/500
Ill.: Schindler, Henri, Mardi Gras Treasures: Invitations of the Golden Age, Gretna: Pelican Publishing Co., 2000, pp. 50‑51.

828. [Mardi Gras], Rex, ball invitation and envelope, theme "Atlantis, the Antediluvian World", Feb. 6th, 1883, lithography F. Appel, Paris. (2 pcs.) $300/500
Ill.: Schindler, Henri, Mardi Gras Treasures: Invitations of the Golden Age, Gretna: Pelican Publishing Co., 2000, p. 53.

829. [Mardi Gras], Rex, 2 admit cards, theme "The Triumph of Aurelian II", Mar. 9th, 1886, and theme "The Treasures of the Earth", Mar. 5th, 1889. (2 pcs.) $200/300



830. [Mardi Gras], Rex, 2 ball invitations, theme "Music and Drama", Feb. 22nd, 1887; and theme "Fantasies", Feb. 14th, 1893. (2 pcs.) Note: Condition. $200/300

831. [Mardi Gras], Rex. ball invitation, theme "Visions", Feb. 10th, 1891. $200/300
Ill.: Schindler, Henri, Mardi Gras Treasures: Invitations of the Golden Age, Gretna: Pelican Publishing Co., 2000, p. 62.

832. [Mardi Gras] Krewe of Proteus, ball invitation, theme "Visions of Other Worlds", Mar. 9th, 1886, designed by Carlotta Bonnecaze. $200/300
Ill.: Schindler, Henri, Mardi Gras Treasures: Invitations of the Golden Age, Gretna: Pelican Publishing Company, p. 127.

833. [Mardi Gras], Krewe of Proteus, dance card with pencil, theme "Tales of the Genii", Feb. 10th, 1891. $200/300
Ill.: Schindler, Henri, Mardi Gras Treasures: Invitations of the Golden Age, Gretna: Pelican Publishing Co., 2000, p. 132.

834. [Mardi Gras], Krewe of Proteus, ball invitation, theme "Shah Nameh, the Epic of the Kings, Feb. 5th, 1894. $300/500
Ill.: Schindler, Henri, Mardi Gras Treasures: Invitations of the Golden Age, Gretna: Pelican Publishing Co., 2000, p. 133.



835. [Mardi Gras], Krewe of Proteus, 2 dance cards, theme "Al Kyris the Magnificent", Feb. 18th, 1901 with pencil, and theme "Zoroaster", Feb. 19th, 1912. (2 pcs.) $200/300

836. [Mardi Gras], Krewe of Proteus, dance card, theme "Flora's Feast", Feb. 10th, 1902; and dance card and admit card, theme "Cleopatra", Feb. 23rd, 1903. (3 pcs.) $200/300
Ill.: Schindler, Henri, Mardi Gras Treasures: Invitations of the Golden Age, Gretna: Pelican Publishing Co., 2000, pp. 137‑138.



837. [Mardi Gras], Krewe of Proteus, envelope; together with various fragments of ball invitations, envelopes and dance cards. $100/200

838. [Mardi Gras], Elves of Oberon, 2 dance cards with pencils, theme "Chance", Feb. 15th, 1900, and theme "The Journey Through Toyland", Feb. 15th, 1906, and admit card, theme "The Secret of the Sphinx", Feb. 23rd, 1905. (3 pcs.) $200/300

839. [Mardi Gras], Krewe of Nereus, dance card, theme "The Harvest Festival"; Jan. 29th, 1906; and The Olympians, dance card, theme "Bal a la Cour", Jan. 21st, 1907, 1 with pencil. (3 pcs.) $200/300

840. [Mardi Gras], 3 dance cards, Krewe of Yami, Jan. 19th, 1912; Alexis, 1924, theme "A Winter Palace Ball"; and Krewe of Nereus, theme "Coral Groves and Grottoes", Feb. 15th, 1897. (3 pcs.) $100/200
Ill.: Schindler, Henri, Mardi Gras Treasures: Invitations of the Golden Age, Gretna: Pelican Publishing Co., 2000, pp. 91 and 99.

841. [Mardi Gras], High Priests of Mithras, 4 dance cards, theme "The Reign of Rameses II and Menephtal", Feb. 20th, 1905; and 3 "Jewels", Jan. 27th, 1902, each different colors, 3 with pencils (4 pcs.) $200/300

842. [Mardi Gras], The Falstaffians, dance card, theme "House of the Wolfings (William Morris)", Jan. 25th, 1907; and invitation and dance card, theme "The Fairy Web", Feb. 5th, 1909, 1 with pencil (3 pcs.) $200/300

843. [Mardi Gras], Genevieve Club, ball invitation and envelope, Mar. 3rd, 1853. (2 pcs.) $200/400

844. [Mardi Gras], Continental Guards, New Orleans, ball invitation and envelope, June 9th, 1883. (2 pcs.) $100/150

845. [Mobile Mardi Gras], Striker's Club, ball invitation, Dec. 31st, 1874, Temperance Hall, Mobile, AL. $150/250

846. [Mardi Gras], Mobile and Ohio R.R., Mardi Gras ball invitation, 1899, Infant Mystics: The First Hundred Years, Mobile by Caldwell Delaney and Cornelia McDuffie Turner, 1968, Twelfth Night Revelers, ball invitation, 2004. (3 pcs.) $200/300

847. [Mardi Gras] Charles Briton (Swedish/New Orleans, 1840‑1884), Rex Ball Pageant, 1882, "The Pleasure of Mardi Gras Morning" and The Pleasure of the Mardi Gras Evening", 2 watercolor costume designs on paper, unsigned, pencil‑numbered "137" and "145" lower center, each with latter pencil‑inscription identifying artist, date and krewe en verso, theme "The Pursuit of Pleasure", 8 1/4 in. x 5 in. and 9 3/4 in. x 6 1/4 in., 1 framed (2 pcs.) $400/600
Ill.: Schindler, Henri, Mardi Gras Treasures: Costume Designs of the Golden Age, 2002, Gretna: Pelican Publishing Co., p. 24.

848. [Mardi Gras], Bror Anders Wikstrom (Swedish/New Orleans, 1854‑1909), 2 costume designs, Rex or Krewe of Proteus, c. 1890‑1900, watercolor on paper, unsigned, one with stamped checklist, 9 1/4 in. x 7 1/2 in. and 9 1/2 in. x 7 1/2 in. $300/500

849. [Mardi Gras], Ceneilla Bower Alexander (American/New Orleans, 1865‑1966), costume design, Rex, "Death in Life", watercolor and ink on paper, pencil‑titled lower right, ink inscription en verso regarding details of costume, sight 9 1/4 in. x 7 in. $200/300



850. [Mardi Gras], Scott Garner (New Orleans, late 20th c.), float and related designs, c. 1990‑2000, unsigned, 3 pencil drawings and 3 watercolors. $150/250



851. [Mardi Gras], Paul Poche (American/New Orleans, b. 1942), "Parade Float Designs", after the original designs for the penulimate parade of the Mistick Krewe of Comus, 1990, theme "Bowers of Comus", 15 pencil drawings on paper, each signed and float titled lower margins, 14 1/2 in. x. 19 in., unframed. $700/900
Provenance: Commissioned by Henri Schindler.

852. [Mardi Gras], political poster for "Dorothy Mae Taylor, Register of Conveyances", 1994, 22 in. x 14 in., unframed. $75/125
Note: Mrs. Taylor's 1986-1994 term on the New Orleans City Council is primarily remembered for the ordinance she authored in December 1991 which required krewe captains to sign an affidavit certifying non-discrimination as a condition for the issuance of a parade permit. The Mistick Krewe of Comus and the Knights of Momus stopped parading as a result. Taylor has often been referred to as "The Grinch who Stole Mardi Gras."

853. [Mardi Gras], "Kickapoo Waltz: Respectfully Dedicated to Phunny Phorty Phellows", sheet music, by J.W.H. Waltz, published by L. Grunewald, New Orleans with Phunny Phorty Phellows, printed cover, theme "As You Like It (Scraps from the Boss's Brush), Feb. 26th, 1884. $100/200

854. [Mardi Gras], Rex, 3 ball favors, pin box, 1904; ink well with glass ink pot and original box, 1911; and loving cup 1914. (4 pcs.) $200/300

855. [Mardi Gras], Mistick Krewe of Comus, ball pin favor, theme "Salammbo", 1893. $300/500

856. [Mardi Gras], High Priests of Mithras, ball pin favor, marked "T. Hausmann & Sons" (act. New Orleans, 1894‑1906)$200/400

857. [Mardi Gras], Knights of Chaos, commemorative doubloons, most in original plastic cases, 2001‑2004, 2007‑2014. (12 pcs.) $200/400

858. [Mardi Gras], Knights of Hermes, 2 commemorative doubloons, theme "Visions of Valhalla", 2007, and theme "Cupid & Psyche" 2008; together with Le Krewe D'Etat, commemorative doubloon, theme "Cinema D'Etat", 1996. (3 pcs.) $150/250

859. [Mardi Gras], Krewe of Petronius, commemorative doubloon, theme "The Killer Bees", 2003. $50/75

860. Syndey Byrd (American/New Orleans, 1944‑2015), "Proteus Maskers", 1981, color photograph, signed, titled and dated in lower margin, 16 in. x 20 in., framed. $300/500

861. Rosemary Farmer Corey (American, 20th c., act. New Orleans, 1940‑1955), "Mardi Gras Parade at Night through the French Quarter", oil on canvas, unsigned, 20 in. x 16 in., framed. $500/700
Provenance: Gift of the Artist.



862. Rosemary Farmer Corey (American, 20th c., act. New Orleans, 1940‑1955), "A Night at the Theatre for Lawrence Fischer and his Mother", oil on canvas, signed lower right, 16 in. x 10 in., framed. $500/700



863. Michael Meads (Alabama/New Orleans, b. 1966), "Composition Study for Le Boeuf Gras" and "Composition Study for La Catrina", 2006, 2 watercolors and ink on paper, each pencil‑signed and dated lower left, each signed, titled and dated and printed label with titles en verso, 16 in. x 12 in., unframed. (2 pcs.) $500/700
Provenance: Palma Gallery, New Orleans.

864. [Mardi Gras], 6 ball and parade programs, including "Knights of Hermes, Carnival Parade, February 5th, 1937" with envelope, "Atlanteans: Renascence of Atlantis, 1890‑1940", "Krewe of Venus, Inaugural, February 23rd, 1941", "Knights of Babylon, Parade and Tableaux, February 12th, 1947" with envelope, "Mistick Krewe of Comus, 1857‑1947" and "Krewe of Carrollton, Holiday Around the World, 1949". (6 pcs.) $150/250

865. [Mardi Gras], Krewe of Proteus, ball invitation and envelope, theme "The Queen of the Serpents", Feb. 11th, 1907. (2 pcs.) $200/300
Ill.: Schindler, Henri, Mardi Gras Treasures: Invitations of the Golden Age, Gretna: Pelican Publishing Co., 2000. p. 140.

866. [Mardi Gras], Collection of ball invitations and admit cards from The Cavaliers, 1931; Apollo, 1932 and 1934; Rex, 1933 and 1936; Twelfth Night Revelers, 1934 and 1941; Harlequinns, 1939; Krewe of Proteus, 1939; Mistick Krewe of Comus, 1940; Mithras, 1940 and 1941; and Mystic Club 40th Anniversary Program, 1967 and pendant; together with ball invitations from Rex, Mistick Krewe of Comus, Krewe of Proteus and Knights of Momus, 1974‑1997. (approx. 46 pcs.) $200/300

867. Orville James Hanchey, Sr. (American/Louisiana, b. 1913), "1984 Washington, D.C. Mardi Gras ‑ Louisiana A Fountain of Life", acrylic on illustration board, unsigned, typewritten artist label en verso, 28 in. x 20 in., unframed. $100/150

868. [Mardi Gras], group of silver and silverplate krewe favors, 20th c., Mistick Krewe of Comus, 1950 creamer, 1957 Christian Dior match box, 1958 sterling silver ashtray, 2 1969 bottle openers, small jewelry box, and Tiffany & Co. sterling silver ashtray; Twelfth Knight Revelers, 9 cordials 1976‑1983; and Krewe of Proteus, 2 1946 cigarette urns, 2 1947 shell shaped dishes, 1958 tongs, and 2 1961 mounts. (23 pcs.) $300/400

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