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Description: [Mardi Gras], a Mackay Radio Western Union Telegram and two envelopes addressed to "The Honorable Charles C. Crawford, Nov. 19, 1941, Greetings most confidential please to advise you have been selected Number One Mystic Festival, Smither and Walmsley".View additional info »
Description: [Mardi Gras], a group of photographs of the Mystic Club Ball, three of the 1938 ball, "Queen Victoria's Masque in Windsor Castle", with Mrs. Charles C. Crawford (Cornelia Smith) as queen; and two of the 1946 ball, "A Time for Rejoicing", with Charles C. Crawford as king and Mrs. Darwin S. Fenner (Flora Hardie) as queen. The Ball programme read in part: "In this year of our Lord 1946, the one hundred and seventieth year of independence of the United States, independence which was so dearly won and which so recently has been maintained only by force of arms, a spirit of rejoicing in present freedoms seems more fitting than a hearkening back to events and persons of bygone centuries. In such a spirit, the Mystic King omits his traditional pageantry from the past, but, as on former happy occasions, he honors his Queen and her noble retinue, and invites his guests to join with him in celebrating once again the joys of the Saturday before Shrove Tuesday"; together with a Mystic Club Ball invitation, March 2, 1935, printed by Shirokiya, Tokyo, Japan.View additional info »
Description: [Mardi Gras], a typewritten letter with handwritten notes, regarding a King's Dinner, probably Mystic or Comus, reading in part, "This is to remind you/ of the Dinner to the/ Captain/ Boston Club, Friday, May 19th/ at 7:00 o'clock, P.M."; together with a photograph of the 1961 Rex King's Dinner.View additional info »
Description: [Mardi Gras], the Charles C. Crawford (1884-1977) album of Mardi Gras memorabilia, gilt-tooled brown leather, containing numerous photographs and newspaper clippings related to Rex, the Mistick Krewe of Comus, Twelfth Night Revelers, the Krewe of Proteus and the Mystic Club; notably featuring Crawford's 1953 reign as Rex with his Queen, Adelaide Wisdom; other monarchs include Comus, 1946 with Queen Harriott Phelps, Comus, 1948; Proteus, 1952 with Queen Edwina Mae Saunders; Twelfth Night, 1937, with Queen Jessie Janvier; and Mystic, 1946, with Queen Flora Fenner; also included are photographs from numerous Kings' Dinners as well as an artist proof of Pops Whitesell's iconic image of Crawford as "Jester at Atlanteans".View additional info »
Description: [Mardi Gras], A Group of 4 Photographs of the Carnival Kings' Club Dinner, various years, mid-20th c.View additional info »