Rex Greets His Subjects, Mardi Gras

Rex Greets His Subjects, Mardi Gras New Orleans Louisiana

Stock #: 225197
Type: Postcard
Era: Linen
City: New Orleans
State: Louisiana (LA)
County: Orleans
Publisher: A. Hirschwitz
Postmark: 1943 Feb-25
PM City: New Orleans
PM State: LA
Stamp: 1c
Size: 3.5" x 5.5" (9 x 14 cm)

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Here you see St. Charles Avenue, New Orleans, just before it intersects with Canal Street. Rex, mighty Mardi Gras Monarch, is seen greeting his subjects as his float makes its way through dense crowds of merry-makers. Just two blocks back, the monarch was toasted by the Mayor and given the keys to the city. Three blocks farther on he will toast his queen at the Boston Club in accordance with the age-old custom