Handbook of the Carnival
by John W. Madden
This photographic reproduction of John W. Madden’s 1874 work is a trip back into time for a glimpse of the pomp, pageantry, mystery and splendor of the original days of Mardi Gras. A brief history of Mardi Gras and the various krewes is offered and peppered with the wonderful period advertisements in this souvenir book. This is a delight to any fan of Mardi Gras or the charm of old New Orleans.