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683. [Mardi Gras], Mistick Krewe of Comus, ball favor pin, theme "Izdubar", 1904. $300/500
Ill.: Schindler, Henri, Mardi Gras Treasures: Jewelry of the Golden Age, Gretna: Pelican Publishing Co., 2006, p. 31.

684. [Mardi Gras], Mistick Krewe of Comus, 14 kt. yellow gold Maid's pin, 1963, marked "Adler's 1/20 14K". $100/200

685. [Mardi Gras], Krewe of Proteus, enamel ball favor pin, theme "Al Kyris the Magnificent", 1901. Ill: Schindler, Henri, Mardi Gras Treasures: Jewelry of the Golden Age, New Orleans: Pelican Publishing Co., 2006, p. 142. $400/600

686. [Mardi Gras], The Mystic Club, ball pin favor, inscribed "Mystic" en verso. $75/150

687. [Mardi Gras], Rex, 3 ducal badges, theme "Idealistic Queens, Mar. 7th, 1905, 1982 and 1985, each with ribbons and original box. (3 pcs.) $200/300



688. [Mardi Gras], Mistick Krewe of Comus, ball invitation, theme "The Myths of Northland", Mar. 1st, 1881; and Rex, ball invitation, theme "The Realm of Flowers", Feb. 14th, 1888. (2 pcs.) $400/600



689. [Mardi Gras], Mistick Krewe of Comus, ball invitation, theme "Demonology", Feb. 10th, 1891, designed by Jennie Wilde. $300/500
Ill.: Schindler, Henri, Mardi Gras Treasures: Invitations of the Golden Age, Gretna: Pelican Publishing Co., 2000, pp. 22‑23.



690. [Mardi Gras], Mistick Krewe of Comus, ball invitation, theme "Josephus", Feb. 14th, 1899, designed by Jennie Wilde. $300/500
Ill.: Schindler, Henri, Mardi Gras Treasures: Invitations of the Golden Age, Gretna: Pelican Publishing Co., 2000, p. 30.



691. [Mardi Gras], Mistick Krewe of Comus, ball invitation, theme "Selections From the Operas", Feb. 19th, 1901, designed by Jennie Wilde; ball invitation, theme "Jewels from Byron", Feb. 17th, 1931; and 1983, ball invitation, committee card and admit card. (3 pcs.) $400/600
Ill.: Schindler, Henri, Mardi Gras Treasures: Invitations of the Golden Age, Gretna: Pelican Publishing Co., 2000, pp. 34‑35 and 42.

692. [Mardi Gras], Twelfth Night Revelers, dance card, theme "Pierrot Domino", Jan. 6th, 1903; ball program, theme "A Reminiscence of Lafcadio Hearn", Jan. 6th, 1938; Prophets of Persia, admit card, Feb. 11th, 1939; and Veiled Prophet, ball invitation and envelope, Oct. 4th, 1904. (5 pcs.) $200/400
Ill.: Schindler, Henri, Mardi Gras Treasures: Invitations of the Golden Age, Gretna: Pelican Publishing Co., 2000, p. 83.



693. [Mardi Gras], Rex, ball invitation, theme "The Semitic Races", Feb. 26th, 1884, F. Appel, Paris. $400/600
Ill.: Schindler, Henri, Mardi Gras Treasures: Invitations of the Golden Age, Gretna: Pelican Publishing Co., 2000, pp. 54‑55.



694. [Mardi Gras], Rex, ball invitation, theme "Ivanhoe", Feb. 17th, 1885, F. Appel, Paris. $300/500
Ill.: Schindler, Henri, Mardi Gras Treasures: Invitations of the Golden Age, Gretna: Pelican Publishing Co., 2000, p. 56.

695. [Mardi Gras], Rex, ball invitation, theme "Illustrations from Literature", Feb. 6th, 1894, designed by Bror Anders Wikstrom. $300/500
Ill.: Schindler, Henri, Mardi Gras Treasures: Invitations of the Golden Age, Gretna: Pelican Publishing Co., 2000, pp. 64‑65.

696. [Mardi Gras], Knights of Momus, admit card, theme "A Comic History of Rome", Feb. 13, 1896; 2 dance cards (green and blue), theme "Our Festivals", Feb. 14th, 1901; ball invitation, theme "Momus Predicts, Visions of Tomorrow's Vagaries", Mar. 2nd, 2000; and ball invitation, Feb. 22, 2001. (5 pcs.) $200/400

697. [Mardi Gras], Knights of Momus, dance card, theme "Above the Clouds", Jan. 30th, 1913; ball invitation and envelope, theme "Odds and Ends of Nonsense", Feb. 19th, 1914; and ball invitation, Feb. 22nd, 1979 (4 pcs.) $200/300
Ill.: Schindler, Henri, Mardi Gras Treasures: Invitations of the Golden Age, Gretna: Pelican Publishing Co., 2000, p. 117.



698. [Mardi Gras], Krewe of Proteus, ball invitation, theme "Myths and Worships of the Chinese", Feb. 16th, 1885, designed by Carlotta Bonnecaze. $300/500
Ill.: Schindler, Henri, Mardi Gras Treasures: Invitations of the Golden Age, Gretna: Pelican Publishing Co., 2000, p. 125.



699. [Mardi Gras], Krewe of Proteus, ball invitation, theme "The Hindoo Heavens", Mar. 5th, 1889. $300/500
Ill.: Schindler, Henri, Mardi Gras Treasures: Invitations of the Golden Age, Gretna: Pelican Publishing Co., 2000, p. 131.

700. [Mardi Gras], Krewe of Proteus, ball invitation, theme "A Dream of the Vegetable Kingdom", Feb. 29th, 1892. $300/500

701. [Mardi Gras], Krewe of Proteus, dance card with pencil, theme "Dumb Society", Feb. 18th, 1896. $500/700

702. [Mardi Gras], Krewe of Proteus, ball invitation, theme "The Alphabet", Feb. 15, 1904. $300/500

703. [Mardi Gras], Krewe of Proteus, Silver Anniversary ball program, theme "The Inspiration of Proteus", Feb. 26th, 1906, designed by Bror Anders Wikstrom. $300/500
Ill.: Schindler, Henri, Mardi Gras Treasures: Invitations of the Golden Age, Gretna: Pelican Publishing Co., 2000, p. 139.

704. [Mardi Gras], Krewe of Proteus, ball invitation and dance card, theme "Romances of Wales", Feb. 22nd, 1909. (2 pcs.) $300/500
Ill.: Schindler, Henri, Mardi Gras Treasures: Invitations of the Golden Age, Gretna: Pelican Publishing Co., 2000, p. 143.



705. [Mardi Gras], Krewe of Proteus, dance card, theme "Romances of Wales", Feb. 22nd, 1909; Elves of Oberon, dance card, theme "The Journey Through Toyland", Feb. 15th, 1906; and Elves of Oberon, dance card, theme "The Masque of Oberon", Jan. 31st, 1907 1 with pencil. (4 pcs.) $400/600

706. [Mardi Gras], Consus, dance card with pencil, and envelope, Jan. 10, 1902. (2 pcs.) $300/500

707. [Mardi Gras], Disciples of Thespis, 1874, designed by Charles Briton, lithography by Wehrman, Exchange Alley, New Orleans. $125/250

708. [Mardi Gras], The Mittens, ball invitation and admit card, Jan. 21st, 1913; Krewe of Osiris, ball invitation, Feb. 11th, 1925; and Arthurians, ball invitation, envelope and admit card, Feb. 3rd, 1989 (6 pcs.) $200/400

709. [Mardi Gras], King's Crown, c. 1900, unknown krewe, set with paste "jewels". $300/500

710. [Mardi Gras], Charles Briton (Swedish/New Orleans, 1840‑1884), Rex Ball Pageant, c. 1876, "Musician" and "Umbrella Bearer", 2 watercolor costume designs on paper, unsigned, each pencil‑titled lower left and no. "113" and "116" upper left respectively, each 9 1/2 in. x 7 in., unframed. (2 pcs.) $500/700
Ill.: Schindler, Henri, Mardi Gras Treasures: Costume Designs of the Golden Age, Gretna: Pelican Publishing Co., 2002, p. 21.



711. [Mardi Gras], Ceneilla Bower Alexander (American/New Orleans, c. 1865‑1966), Rex Ball Pageant, 1911, "Painting", watercolor costume design on card stock, unsigned, pencil titled lower left and no. "14" upper left, theme "Arts and Sciences"; and Krewe of Nereus Ball Pageant, "Nereid", watercolor costume design on card stock, unsigned, pencil inscribed lower left and no. "74" upper right, each 9 1/2 in. x 7 1/2 in., unframed. (2 pcs.) $400/600
Ill.: Schindler, Henri, Mardi Gras Treasures: Costume Designs of the Golden Age, Gretna: Pelican Publishing Co., 2002, pp. 121‑122.



712. [Mardi Gras] Louis Andrews Fischer (American/New Orleans ), Rex Ball Pageant, 1930, "Moonstone", "Coral" and "Pearl", 3 watercolor costume designs on paper, unsigned, each pencil‑inscribed in lower right and left corners and numbered in upper right and left corners, 10 3/4 in. x 5 1/4 in., unframed. (2 pcs.) $600/900
Ill.: Schindler, Henri, Mardi Gras Treasures: Costume Designs of the Golden Age, Gretna: Pelican Publishing Co., 2002, p. 136.
Note: The pencil‑inscriptions appear to be the hand of Fischer's colleague Leda Plauche, indicating that the costumes were used in some later production.



713. [Mardi Gras] Louis Andrews Fischer, "Tableau, Alhambra", 1951, "Tableau, Virgilians", 1950, and "Tropical Theme Float", 3 watercolor designs on paper, 2 with "W.M. Bower Spangenburg, Inc." studio stamp and pencil‑inscribed krewes and dates lower margins, 14 1/2 in. x 23 in. to 13 in. x 18 in., unframed. (3 pcs.) $300/500

714. [Mardi Gras], "Kickapoo Waltz: Respectfully Dedicated to Phunny Phorty Phellows", sheet music, by J.W.H. Eckert, published by L. Gruneward, New Orleans; and Phunny Phorty Phellows, admit card, theme "As You Like It (Scraps from the Boss's Brush), Feb. 26th, 1884. (2 pcs.) $200/400

715. [Mardi Gras], "The Song of Rex, If Ever I Cease to Love", record album with cover, Rene Louapre Society Orchestra, cover design and text by Dr. Edmond Souchon and Charles L. Dufour; together with "New Orleans Mardi Gras, February 8, 1910", illustrated brochure, Illinois Central Railroad. (2 pcs.) $200/300

716. [Mardi Gras], Rex, 2 krewe favors, incl. 1916, green ceramic and silver deposit vase, and 1917, black glass vase with silver overlay. (2 pcs.) $200/300



717. [Mardi Gras], Rex, 2 parade bulletins, theme "Rulers of Ancient Times", Feb. 18th, 1890, lithographer T. Fitzwilliam & Co., N.O., and theme "In Utopia", Feb. 27th, 1906, lithographer Walle & Co., Ltd., N.O., each sheet 28 in. x 42 in., unframed. (2 pcs.) Note: Condition. $400/600

718. [Mardi Gras], Rex, parade bulletin, theme "The Drama of the Year", Feb. 24th, 1914, lithographer Walle & Co., Ltd., N.O., 28 in. x 42 in., unframed. $500/700

719. [Mardi Gras], Rex, parade bulletin, theme "Visions from the Poets", Mar. 7th, 1916, lithographer Walle & Co., Ltd., N.O., sheet 28 in. x 42 in., unframed. $500/700

720. [Mardi Gras], Mistick Krewe of Comus, parade bulletin, theme "Time's Mysteries", Feb. 4th, 1913, lithographer Walle & Co., Ltd., N.O., sheet 28 in. x 42 in., framed. $500/

721. [Mardi Gras], Krewe of Proteus, parade bulletin, theme "Dumb Society", Feb. 17th, 1896, lithographer T. Fitzwilliam & Co., N.O., sheet 28 in. x 42 in., unframed. $800/1200

722. [Mardi Gras], Krewe of Proteus, parade bulletin, theme "Zoroaster", Feb. 19th, 1912, lithographer Walle and Co., Ltd., N.O. sheet 28 in. x 42 in., unframed. $500/700

723. [Mardi Gras], Krewe of Proteus, parade bulletin, theme "Gerusalemme Liberata", Feb. 23rd, 1914, lithographer Walle & Co., Ltd., N.O., sheet 28 in. x 42 in., unframed. $500/700

724. [Mardi Gras] Herbert J. Harvey (American/New Orleans, act. early 20th c.), "Panoramic View, Rex Mardi Gras Pageant Passing Canal and St. Charles Ave., New Orleans, LA". hand‑colored photograph, photographer printed upper right, sight 5 1/4 in. x 27 1/2 in., framed. $200/300

725. [Mardi Gras] Moses Photography Studio, New Orleans, "Judge George Janvier, Captain of Mistick Krewe of Comus", c. 1940, silver gelatin print, photographer's embossed stamp lower left, 10 in. x 7 3/4 in., unframed; together with Colonel George Soule's "The Carnival of New Orleans", 1887, pamphlet, Rex, printed by Picayune Job Print. (2 pcs.) $200/300

726. [Mardi Gras], Mistick Krewe of Comus, clock with original case, ball favor, theme "The Realms of Phantasy", Feb. 24th, 1925. $400/600

727. [Mardi Gras], Mistick Krewe of Comus, 16 annual commemorative doubloons, 1983, 1995‑2009, 6 with "Compliments of Mistick Krewe of Comus" cards and 7 with envelopes. (16 pcs.) $300/500



728. [Mardi Gras], Krewe of Proteus, ball invitation and envelope, theme "The Queen of the Serpents", Feb. 11th, 1907. (2 pcs.) $300/500
Ill.: Schindler, Henri, Mardi Gras Treasures: Invitations of the Golden Age, Gretna: Pelican Publishing Co., 2000, p. 140.



729. [Secret Societies of Baltimore], Secret Order of the Oriole, Official Programme of the Oriole Festival, September 12, 13 & 14, 1882. Thursday, September 14 designated "Mystic Day" with a "Night Spectacular Pageant" featuring 36 tableaux (floats) headed by Lord Baltimore, followed by representations from the mystic societies of the South and West: Rex (No. 2), Comus (No. 3), Momus (No. 4), Proteus (No. 5), the 4 Mystic Societies of Mobile (No. 6), Galveston Court of Momus (No. 7), Memphi (No. 8) and Veiled Prophets (No. 9). In addition to the signature floats, the procession included the entire sequence of floats for the Momus and Proteus parades from Mardi Gras 1882. The following Mardi Gras, Lord Baltimore (Mr. James Pangburn) and Lady Baltimore (Miss Bessie Wilson), were honored as members of the Rex court. $300/500

730. George Schmidt (American/New Orleans, b. 1944), "Study for Portrait of Henri Schindler", oil on board, signed lower right, 12 in. x 10 in., framed. $800/1200
Provenance: Collection of Henry Schindler.

731. Micheal Meads (Alabama/New Orleans, b. 1966), "Composition Study for Le Roi du Carnaval" and "Fat Baby Study IV", 2006, 2 watercolor and ink on paper, each pencil‑signed and dated lower left or right, latter signed, titled and dated en verso, each with printed label with titles, 16 in. x 12 in. and 4 1/2 in. x 14 in., unframed. (2 pcs.) $800/1200
Provenance: Palma Gallery, New Orleans; Collection of Henri Schindler.



732. New Orleans School, 20th c., "Louis Armstrong as King of Zulu in 1949", oil on canvas, initialed "N K" lower right, 20 in. x 24 in., framed. $500/700

733. [Mardi Gras], Sunday Sinners, pin favor of smiling pepper, 2001, signed, dated and titled en verso, designed by India Stewart. $50/75]

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