One Hundred Years Of Mardi Gras In New Orleans H. Van R. Chase Carnival History
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One Hundred Years Of Mardi Gras In New Orleans H. Van R. Chase Carnival History:
"Last year, for the first time in history, complete details of one of the famous Mardi Gras pageants were related to listeners all over the United States as it moved past the Maison Blanche studio of WSMB. Details even more complete are to be given this year as a consolation to those so unfortunate as to be unable to come to New Orleans for the occasion." ONE HUNDRED YEARS OF MARDI GRAS IN NEW ORLEANS, As Told Over WSMB, December 1st, 1926. H. VAN R. CHASE, General Manager. New Orleans: New Orleans Association of Commerce, 1926. Scarce promotional brochure featuring cover photo of Mardi Gras Day in the Crescent City. 1 folded sheet,  pages of text; this copy with CARNIVAL DATES FOR 1928 tipped-in over the schedule for 1927. A fine copy, with OCLC noting just a single institutional copy (HNOC). "IN A DOZEN different centers of the city, suburban merchants' associations award prizes to maskers who pass before them in review. Without seeing it, no one can appreciate the spectacle of a city of 500,000 people - with virtually all the populace, excepting only the lame, the halt and the blind, playing in the streets. Half of them are masked and costumed, while the other half is watching, their hearts and minds at play."