Very Rare Antique Mardi Gras Carnival Rex 1899 New Orleans Souvenir Hand Mirror For Sale
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Very Rare Antique Mardi Gras Carnival Souvenir Hand Mirror
Front Reads: CARNIVAL ~ REX 1899 ~ NEW ORLEANS.Back: Embossed with the Louisiana State Seal - Logo. 1899 Rex the King of Carnival Krewe Hand Mirror.Brass with Fancy Embossed Features.The Front has a Shield & Crown Design with Set Beveled Glass Mirror.It is In Very Good Original Condition - See All Pictures for detail.
The Silver Backing on the Glass Mirror Has a Few Blemishes That Is Quite Common for Items of This Era.
VERY NICE ADDITION TO ANY ANTIQUE MARDI GRAS SOUVENIRS COLLECTION !
A SIMILAR REX CARNIVAL MIRROR recently sold for OVER $1,100.00
THIS ITEM IS LISTED WITH A LOW STARTING offer AND !
This Item Measures Approx. 6 1/2 Inches Long x 3 3/8 Inches Wide.
FREE ! SHIPPING IN THE USA: This item will be shipped US Postal Priority Mail and Insured for purchase price.
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International buyers will pay actual shipping costs and modest handling charge.
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Added Info on the 1899 Mardi GrasMARDI GRAS 1899: THE COLDEST DAY EVERY RECORDED IN NEW ORLEANS
The coldest temperature ever recorded in New Orleans was February 14,1899. Along with the all time low temperature of 6.80 F., snow and sleet were also falling. Oh yes, the day also happened to be Mardi Gras.
Approximately a week prior to Mardi Gras, with each day’s temperature breaking previous lows, people started to panic. They were concerned as to whether Rex would cancel their parade. Their anxieties were calmed when Rex put a proclamation in the newspaper several days prior to Mardi Gras. It stated that the parade would roll as usual, provided the good people cleared the parade route of snow and sleet in front of their homes. The people responded, and so did Rex.
Bright and early Mardi Gras morning, Walter Denegre, Rex that year, was at the den readying himself with ample liquid libation. He also protected his external with layers of thermal underwear. He looked quite chubby in his royal regalia, but his body was as warm as toast. Exactly on time as though the curtain had been raised to a great theatrical production, Rex while still in the den, mounted his float. When the giant doors swung open, a grateful and appreciative crowd applauded violently. It was a most unusual sound, for the clapping was muffled by the gloves worn by the crowd. The king of Mardi Gras, to show his appreciation, greeted his subjects with a smile. Because of the extreme weather conditions, smiling for the entire parade provide to be the easiest thing he did all day – for the smile on his face was simply frozen.
With temperatures of 6.80 F., snow and sleet, the Rex parade that year, if nothing else, proved that Mardi Gras is truly show business.
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Very Rare Antique Mardi Gras Carnival Rex 1899 New Orleans Souvenir Hand Mirror: $224