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"If Ever I Cease to Love": The Pageantry of Carnival Costume Designs

"If Ever I Cease to Love": The Pageantry of Carnival Costume Designs "If Ever I Cease to Love" The Pageantry of Carnival Costume Designs "If ever I cease to love, may cows lay eggs and fish grow legs. If ever I cease to love." --Mardi Gras official anthem from the burlesque show Blue Beard Walter Granville Smith, Carnival Reveler, watercolor, 1894, The Historic New Orleans Collection Kristine Somerville 97 H. C. Warren, Mystic King's Costume Sketch, ink and watercolor, 1937, The Historic New Orleans Collection rom 1870 until the early 1900s, New Orleans's Carnival reached a peak of artistry and grandeur. The balls and parades of the golden era were well documented in the city's newspapers and magazines. In 1881 the pageant "Arabian Nights Tales" was lavished with praise in a special edition of New 98 Female Jester, 1935, The Historic New Orleans Collection Ceneilla Bower Alexander, Shepherd, ink and watercolor, 1900, The Historic New Orleans Collection Dodo, pencil and watercolor, between 1880 and 1882, The Historic New Orleans Collection Ceneilla Bower Alexander, A Lizard Coachman, ink and watercolor, 1915, The Historic New Orleans Collection Orleans Carnival: "The costumes were the finest materials; the silks, satins, lace of such excellent quality they would have borne comparison with the costume of http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Missouri Review University of Missouri

"If Ever I Cease to Love": The Pageantry of Carnival Costume Designs

The Missouri Review , Volume 35 (1) – May 3, 2012

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"If Ever I Cease to Love" The Pageantry of Carnival Costume Designs "If ever I cease to love, may cows lay eggs and fish grow legs. If ever I cease to love." --Mardi Gras official anthem from the burlesque show Blue Beard Walter Granville Smith, Carnival Reveler, watercolor, 1894, The Historic New Orleans Collection Kristine Somerville 97 H. C. Warren, Mystic King's Costume Sketch, ink and watercolor, 1937, The Historic New Orleans Collection rom 1870 until the early 1900s, New Orleans's Carnival reached a peak of artistry and grandeur. The balls and parades of the golden era were well documented in the city's newspapers and magazines. In 1881 the pageant "Arabian Nights Tales" was lavished with praise in a special edition of New 98 Female Jester, 1935, The Historic New Orleans Collection Ceneilla Bower Alexander, Shepherd, ink and watercolor, 1900, The Historic New Orleans Collection Dodo, pencil and watercolor, between 1880 and 1882, The Historic New Orleans Collection Ceneilla Bower Alexander, A Lizard Coachman, ink and watercolor, 1915, The Historic New Orleans Collection Orleans Carnival: "The costumes were the finest materials; the silks, satins, lace of such excellent quality they would have borne comparison with the costume of

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The Missouri ReviewUniversity of Missouri

Published: May 3, 2012

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