Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Mardi Gras Madness

Happy Mardi Gras! 

Growing up in the South Mardi Gras was a HUGE deal! Now that I've moved back West, I don't hear much about it. 

While I was having a Mardi Pity Party for myself this morning I stumbled across an AMAZING collection of Mardi Gras float and costume design sketches from the late 1800s. Here are a few of my favorites:
1892 Krewe of Proteus
1900 Krewe of Proteus 
There are SO many incredible costumes! You can check out the 1873 costume sketches here. This fantastic and rare collection is housed at the Tulane University Research Center.

Happy Mardi Gras!!!!