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• • • Being a journal by artist and designer John Coulthart, cataloguing interests, obsessions and passing enthusiasms.


Carnival designs from New Orleans


A New Heaven: float design from Krewe of Proteus 1898 parade. Theme: A trip to Wonderland.

A very random selection from a vast collection (5545 items) of designs for carnival floats and costumes at the Louisiana Digital Library. BibliOdyssey had a post about New Orleans carnival designs a couple of years ago, and the plates featured there are also present in the LDL collection.


Agni – God of Fire: float design from Krewe of Proteus 1889 parade. Theme: The Hindoo Heavens.


All that glitters is not gold: float design from Mistick Krewe of Comus 1911 parade. Theme: Familiar Quotations.


Assuri 01: costume design from Krewe of Proteus 1885 parade. Theme: Myths and Worships of the Chinese.



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