Thursday, February 08, 2007

Mardi Gras, Comus parades

Mardi Gras, Comus paradesFloat design lithograph, Comus Mardi Gras Parade, New Orleans, 1912
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Mistick Krewe of Comus, From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The first Comus parade was held on Mardi Gras 1857, and this became an annual event. Other organizations sprung up in New Orleans in the 19th century inspired by the Comus model and also came to be known as "Krewes".

Parading on Mardi Gras night, Comus was the final parade of the New Orleans carnival season for many years. It was much smaller and more sedate than the other parades of the day put on by Rex and the Zulu Social Aid & Pleasure Club. The Comus parades became known for their sometimes obscure themes relating to ancient history and mythology. While other New Orleans parades might have themes like "Foods of the World" or "Broadway Show Tunes", Comus would present themes like "Serpent Deities of the Ancient Near East".

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1 comment:

Arianne said...

does anyone know where this image comes from / was published? or where i can find more images of vintage float designs

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