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685. [Mardi Gras], Knights of Momus ball invitation, envelope and admit card, February 16th, 1882, "Ramayana", designed by Charles Briton (Swedish/New Orleans, ca. 1840‑1884). (3 pcs.) $500/700
Ill.: Schindler, Henri, Mardi Gras Treasures: Invitations of the Golden Age, Pelican Publishing Co.: Gretna, 2000, pp. 108‑9.

686. [Mardi Gras], Mistick Krewe of Comus, ball invitation and admit card, February 21st, 1881, "Worships of the World", designed by Charles Briton (Swedish/New Orleans, c. 1840‑1884); together with ball invitation, 1882, "20th Anniversary, Union of Comus & Tchoutchouma, Shrove‑Tide". (3 pcs.) $500/700

687. [Mardi Gras], 4 books incl. Carnival Social Roster, New Orleans, 1936, Pickwick Club, New Orleans, LA, Charter, By‑Laws, Roster, 1920, Perry Young, The Mistick Krewe: Chronicles of Comus and his Kin, 1931, signed, Carnival Press, and Henri Schindler, Mardi Gras: New Orleans, 1999, signed, Flammarion, (4 pcs.) $400/600

688. [Mardi Gras], Mistick Krewe of Comus, six sterling silver krewe favors, 1950s/1960s, including small goblet, chamberstick, two ring trays, ring box and compact, total wt. (weighable) 9 troy ozs. $300/400

689. [Mardi Gras], "Ye Mistick Krewe of Comus, Poem, The Missing Links of Darwin's Orgin of Species", 1873, booklet, published by F. Graham & Co., New Orleans, Mistick Krewe of Comus, ball invitation, March 1st, 1881, "The Myths of Northland". (2 pcs.) $500/700

690. [Mardi Gras], Rex, ball admit card and envelope, February 21st, 1882, "The Pursuits of Pleasure", and 2 admit cards, February 6th, 1883, "Atlantis ‑ The Antediluvian World", designed by Charles Briton (Swedish/New Orleans, ca. 1840‑1884). (4 pcs.) $300/400

691. [Mardi Gras], 3 parade bulletins, Rex, February 13th, 1923, "A Fantasy of the Sea"; Krewe of Proteus, February 12th, 1923, "Myths & Legends of the North American Indians"; and Knights of Momus, February 8th, 1923, "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, Through the Looking Glass", each published by Searcy & Pfaff, Ltd., New Orleans. (3 pcs.) $300/500

692. [Mardi Gras], Mistick Krewe of Comus, parade bulletin, February 27th, 1900, "Stories of the Golden Age", published by Fitzwilliam & Co., New Orleans. $300/400

693. [Mardi Gras], 2 parade bulletins, Knights of Momus, February 19th, 1925, "Popular Quotations of Long Ago"; and Mistick Krewe of Comus, February 24th, 1925, "The Realms of Phantasy", each published by Searcy & Pfaff, Ltd., New Orleans (2 pcs.) $200/400

694. [Mardi Gras], Mistick Krewe of Comus, 4 ball programs, including "Mardi Gras in New Orleans and The Mistick Krewe of Comus, 1857‑1924", "Diamond Jubillee", 1857‑1931, "The Mistick Krewe of Comus, 1857‑1947" and "One Hundred Years of Comus, 1857‑ 1956". (4 pcs.) $200/300

695. [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.) $200/300

696. Charles T. Yenni (American/New Orleans, act. 1892), "Mardi Gras King Standing" and 2 "Mardi Gras King Seated", 3 vintage silver gelatin prints, each pencil‑signed and inscribed "N.O." lower right, 16 in. x 13 in., unframed. (3 pcs.) $200/300
Provenance: Collection of Gretchen and Alonzo Lansford, New Orleans.

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