New Orleans: T. Fitzwilliam & Co Lith, 1883. 1st Printing. A rather elaborate card stock production, color printed both sides, folded 4x, to form an envelope-style invitation. Back side with ebroidered silk cloth appliqué. Folded: 5-5/8" x 7-11/16" Now housed in an archival mylar sleeve. General wear. Top flap fold beginning to separate on left side; bottom flap fold beginning to separate on right side. Overall, Very Good. Item #50201
"The Phellows first took to the streets in 1878 (with a long break that lasted from 1898 until 1981). Because humor and whimsy have been part of the Phunny Phorty tradition since way back, krewe members often dress in satiric costumes that reflect topical issues. Their motto is: 'A little nonsense now and then is cherished by the best of men.'" [New Orleans Mardi Gras website].