MARDI GRAS PARADE EPHEMERA. Krewe of Proteus February 20th 1882. New Orleans Historical Ephemera.
MARDI GRAS PARADE EPHEMERA. Krewe of Proteus February 20th 1882

MARDI GRAS PARADE EPHEMERA. Krewe of Proteus February 20th 1882

[New Orleans?]: 1882. 1st Printing. Single sheet of card stock, color printed both sides, the verso with the Egyptian motif, employed in Proteus' first parade. 5-1/8" x 11-5/16". Now housed in an archival mylar sleeve. Chip to left edge. Small abrasion spot to verso upper left corner. Withal, a VG+ survivor. Item #50195

"The Krewe of Proteus is the third oldest parade krewe in New Orleans Mardi Gras, after Mistick Krewe of Comus and the Knights of Momus, founded in 1882. The parade of the krewe of Proteus traditionally travels an Uptown or St. Charles route ending on Canal Street. Parade floats still use original chassis from the early 1880s. Proteus is an offshoot of Mistick Krewe of Comus, and Knights of Momus - formed because Comus' waiting list was too long. Supposedly the Captain of Comus made the suggestion to form Proteus, as it was taking even too long for younger men of Comus families to get into Knights of Momus." [Wiki]

A rare surviving 'Krewe of Proteus' souvenir from the first year of their existence.

Price: $1,250.00

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