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Illustrating Carnival
The Public Domain Review has published "Illustrating Carnival: Remembering the Overlooked Artists Behind Early Mardi Gras," by Allison C. Meier, which features two dozen of LaRC's Carnival float and costume designs.

"For more than 150 years the city of New Orleans has been known for the theatricality and extravagance of its Mardi Gras celebrations.  Meier looks at the wonderfully ornate float and costume designs from Carnival’s “Golden Age” and the group of New Orleans artists who created them."

“The greatest publicly accessible resource of their art is the Carnival Collection, part of the Louisiana Research Collection (LaRC) at Tulane University and supported by a bequest from the late journalist Charles L. “Pie” Dufour. In 2012, Tulane marked the completion of a two-year digitization project that put over 5,500 float and costume designs in the Carnival Collection online.”

As the article notes, scanning and placing online LaRC's Carnival…
Selections from LaRC's carnival collection are on display at NOMA and were featured last night on WWL TV.
You can learn more about the exhibit at NOMA here. If you're looking for something very special to do, it's a wonderful way to celebrate the Carnival season.