1895 Print over 100 years old New Orleans Mardi Gras (also available unframed)

£65.95

3 in stock

Description

Antique print dated 1895.

The page is over 115 years old and in good condition.

In order to enhance and protect the page we have set in within a bespoke frame and mount.

Frame size 400mm x 370mm. available also in a 
gold frame, your choice.  RtW.219.

Entitled – New Orleans. The Mardi-Gras Procession in Canal Street. 

Below the picture an inscription reads:

New Orleans. – The Queen and Crescent route also takes us to the chief city of Louisiana.

Our train leaves Chattanooga at nine o’clock in the morning, and arrives at Meridian Station at 9.35 in the evening.

We re-commence our journey at 10.40 p.m., and arrive at New Orleans at 6.30 the following morning.

New Orleans, the beautiful “Crescent City,” on the left bank of the Mississippi, is in many ways one of the most picturesque and interesting cities in America, partly owing to the survival of the manners and customs of its original French and Spanish inhabitants.

It has been described as “a city of villas and cottages, of umbrageous gardens, intersected by 470 miles of unpaved streets, shaded by forest trees, haunted by song birds, and fragrant with a wealth of flowers that never fails a day in the year.”

Among the foreign-looking features of the French quarter are the walls of adobe, the lime-washed stucco facades, jalousies, gratings, small-paned windows, arcades, balconies, tiled roofs and inner courts, the whole embowered in bright flowering, semi-tropical plants.

The famous Carnival of Mardi-Gras (Shrove Tuesday), celebrated here with great splendour, is perhaps the most picturesque festival held in America.

On this occasion the city is taken formal possession of by “Rex,” the King of the Carnival; and the elaborate procession that follows is shown in the above view.

Just below the Custom House, Canal Street ends at the Levee, which extends along the east bank of the Mississippi for about six miles, and presents a very animated scene.

Among the remarkable features of New Orleans are the cemeteries, chiefly owing to the fact that the swampy nature of the soil prevents the digging of graves, and requires the bodies to be interred in mounds above the ground.

The distance from Chicago to New Orleans is 915 miles, and the journey is accomplished in about 30 hours.

If you buy an item and then see it relisted this is because we occasionally have more than one available, each page is
original and not a photocopy.

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