St. Charles Avenue’s fourth annual Courts of Carnvial brings you sparkling trains and glittering crowns, and reminds you that Mardi Gras really is the most wonderful time of year in New Orleans. Arranged in reverse chronological order from Mardi Gras to Twelfth Night, the Courts of Carnvial march through our memories. Long live the season!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Mistick Krewe of Comus – 1857

 “Beautiful Demoiselle”

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Her Majesty Miss Lily Reiss Saer

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Maids Miss Jean Tate Mabon, Miss Rosemary Conrad Turner, Miss Mary Faith Lindner, Miss Caroline Bernard McGraw, Miss Sarah Marie Favrot McLellan and Miss Emily Louise Eble Nelson

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Her Majesty Miss Lily Reiss Saer

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Pages Master Clayton Spencer Murphy, Master John Blakemore Schwing Jr., Master St. Denis Julien Villere IV and Master Thomas Westervelt Werner

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Photographer: Carroll S. Grevemberg/Grevy Photography
 


Rex – 1872

“Royal Gardens – Horti Regis”

Members of the Rex Organization formed the Pro Bono Publico Foundation to support public education almost 10 years ago. Current grant cycle totaled $1 million and cumulative giving total almost $5 million.

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Her Majesty Queen of Carnival Miss Adelaide Dabezies Goodyear

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His Majest King of Carnival Michael Kearney

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Maid Miss Katie Johnsen, Will Duncan, Maid Miss Tsana Demmas, Gordy Bright, Maid Miss Aggie Bell, Kenneth Saer, Maid Miss Isabella Healy, Walker Montgomery, Page Master William Freeman, King of Carnival Michael Kearney, Queen of Carnvial Miss Adelaide Dabezies Goodyear, Page Master Thomas Wisdom, Matthew Saer, Maid Miss Shelby Meckstroth, Bren Davis, Maid Miss Bryn McFadden, Ryan Acomb, Maid Miss Sara Gambel, Michael White and Maid Miss Hailey Becker

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Photographer: Nola Vows Photography
 


Zulu – 1909

Social Aid & Pleasure Club

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His Majesty Jay H. Banks and Her Majesty Mrs. Artelia Bennett-Banks

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Maids Miss Darione M. Brooks, Miss Ca’marie C. Hawkins, Miss Cayla J. Bean, Miss Kaedrin A. Lee, Miss Ciara A. Steward, Miss Alexis M. Hart and Miss Galen A. Ambeau

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Maids Miss Paige L. Cameron, Miss Ca’marie C. Hawkins, Miss McCaala O. Nelson and Miss Cayla J. Bean

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King’s Pages

Photographer: Ray Bonnee for Bonneefied Images
 


Krewe of Proteus – 1881

 “The Hindu Heavens”

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Her Majesty Miss Hailey Simmons Becker

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Page Master Lynton Guy Cook IV, Her Majesty Miss Hailey Simmons Becker, His Majesty Proteus 2016 and Page Master George Shelby Friedrichs IV

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Maids Miss Sarah Lillian Nicolson Martin, Miss Agnes Robeson Bell and Miss Elizabeth Brooks Ellinghausen, Her Majesty Miss Hailey Simmons Becker and Maids Miss Shelby Heath Sharp Meckstroth, Miss Lily Reiss Saer, Miss Sara Layne Gambel and Miss Adelaide Dabezines Goodyear

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Photographer: Jim Cresson Photographers
 


Original  Illinois Club – 1895

 “OIC Visits the Emerald City”

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Her Majesty Miss Asia Monet Wilson-Reid

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His Majesty Mr. E.J. Roberts and Her Majesty Miss Asia Monet Wilson-Reid

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Debutantes Miss Paige A. Roberts, Miss Ashley M. August, Miss Ariel R. Goudeau and Miss Corrine A. Williams with Pages Cole Alphonse and Jekiyra Holloway and His Majesty Mr. E.J. Roberts and Her Majesty Miss Asia Monet Wilson-Reid with Pages Kensleigh Redmond and Cade Alphonse, and Debutantes Miss Constance J. Forges, Miss Malonda M. McElwee and Miss Rekalia J. Richards Charity: Her Majesty’s favorite nonprofit is the Wounded Warrior Project, in honor of her late maternal grandfather, Vernell Wilson, and her late step-grandfather, Maj. Harry C. Tartt (US Army-Retired), for the service that the organization provides to wounded military veterans and their families. Because of their dedication to community service, this national charity provides a constant example of both of her late grandfathers’ sacrifices for the freedoms that living in this great country affords.

Photographer: Aaron Cormier Photography
 


Krewe of Mystery – 1911

“Mystery Goes to the Opera”

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Her Majesty Miss Evelyn Frances Brooks

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Pages Master Charles Thompson Pipes and Master William Courtade Carrere Jr.

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Maids Miss Frances Elizabeth Varner and Miss Isabelle LaPlace Shall, Her Majesty Miss Evelyn Frances Brooks and Maids Miss Aby Dixon Hamrick, Miss Meredith Anita Tufton and Miss Sarah Ehret Martin

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Trainbearers Miss Samantha Jordan Knister, Miss Christina Mattingly Rareshide, Miss Carson Louise Browne and Miss Meghan Lynn Keen

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Photographer: Rudy Bierhuizen of Mike Posey Photography and Video
 


Krewe of Hermes – 1937

 “The Tempest”

The krewe’s nonprofit is the Hermes BTP Foundation, Inc., to help support New Orleans’ first responders on a year-round basis.

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Her Majesty Miss Luciana Elizabeth Bertucci

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Maids Miss Margaret Keil Shapiro, Miss Peri Claire Dupepe, Miss Margaret Mary Dowling and Miss Sydney Julian Steib
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Pages (front row) Master Aidan Alexander Ayestas, Master Armand Louis LeGardeur, Master Cooper Wells Velie, Master Ellis Armstrong Adatto, and (back row) Master John Scott Stassi, Master Sebastian Alexander Strauss and Master Brendan Mark Truxillo 

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Photographer: Darryl Schmitt of Darryl Schmitt Photography
 


Knights of Momus – 1872

 “Reflections of Momus”

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Her Majesty Miss Elizabeth “Libby” Hayne Rudolf and His Majesty Momus, the God of Mirth and Mockery

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Maids Miss Gladys Grace Gille, Miss Brita Wuerple Gibert, Miss Sedley Hayward Clark, Miss Agnes Robeson Bell and Miss Hailey Simmons Becker, Her Majesty Miss Elizabeth Hayne Rudolf and Maids Miss Caroline Page Stewart, Miss Lily Reiss Saer, Miss Isabella Slatten Healy and Miss Lucile Rose Gille

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Maids Miss Brita Wuerple Gibert, Miss Caroline Page Stewart, Miss Lily Reiss Saer, Miss Gladys Grace Gille and Miss Agnes Robeson Bell, Her Majesty Miss Elizabeth Hayne Rudolf and Maids Miss Lucile Rose Gille, Miss Isabella Slatten Healy, Miss Sedley Hayward Clark and Miss Hailey Simmons Becker

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Photographer: Jim Cresson Photographers
 


The Atlanteans – 1890

“Atlantis Reborn”

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Her Majesty Miss Rosemary Conrad Turner

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Her Majesty Miss Rosemary Conrad Turner and Poseidon

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Page Master Tullis Gambel, Maid Miss Adelaide Goodyear, Her Majesty Miss Rosemary Conrad Turner and Poseidon with Maid Miss Lily Saer and Page Master Saint Villere

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Photographer: Jim Cresson Phtoography
 


Elves of Oberon – 1895

“The Replacements”

Her Majesty’s favorite nonprofit is Options, which is a Hammond-based group that provides care, housing, education and enrichment for developmentally disabled individuals.

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Her Majesty Miss Sara Layne Gambel 

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Pages Master William Swayze Darragh, Master James Ted Rogers IV, Master Charles Frederick Seemann IV and Master Ryan Patrick Farnsworth

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Maids Miss Emily Louise Eble Nelson, Miss Agnes Robeson Bell, Miss Meredith Anita Tufton, Miss Katherine Woodworth Slatten, Miss Elizabeth Brooks Ellinghausen and Miss Gladys Grace Gille with Her Majesty Sara Layne Gambel and Maids Miss Shelby Heath Sharp Meckstroth, Miss Genevieve Marie Bienvenu, Miss Aimee Druilhet Lapeyre, Miss Mathilde Michinard Kepper, Miss Isabel Louise Collier and Miss Corinne Adele Guillot

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Photographer: Rudy Bierhuizen of Mike Posey Photography and Video
 


Prophets of Persia – 1927

“Alfonso XII’s Grand Reception”

Her Majesty has been involved with her sorority, Kappa Kappa Gamma, in a nonprofit volunteer program called Reading is Fundamental at the George C. Clark School in Ft. Worth, Texas.

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Her Majesty Miss Sarah Ehret Martin

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Maids Miss Bergen Sanderford and Miss Alison Mikes with Her Majesty Sarah Ehret Martin and His Majesty the Great Shah of all of the Persias, and Maids Miss Meredith Tufton, Miss Marguerite Walk and Miss Whitney Churchill

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Pages Master Nate Sanders and Master Patrick Volner with Maids Miss Alison Mikes and Miss Meredith Tufton and Page Master Michael Michaelis

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Photographer: Rudy Bierhuizen of Mike Posey Photography & Video

 


Achaeans – 1947

“Athena and Odysseus”

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Her Majesty Miss Genevieve Marie Bienvenu and Odysseus LXVIII

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Her Majesty Miss Genevieve Marie Bienvenu

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Maids Miss Leslie Anne Richmond McConnell, Miss Elizabeth Brooks Ellinghausen and Miss Agnes Robeson Bell with Her Majesty Miss Genevieve Marie Bienvenu, and Maids Miss Shawn Elizabeth Conner, Miss Aby Dixon Hamrick and Miss Sarah Marie Favrot McLellan 

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Photographer: Carroll S. Grevemberg/Grevy Photography
 


Krewe of Osiris – 1915

Osiris always has an Egyptian theme, reflecting its namesake

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Her Majesty Miss Shelby Heath Sharp Meckstroth 

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Pages Master Allen Conner Ducanes and Master Walter Douglass Goliwas, with Maids Miss Shawn Elizabeth Conner, Miss Meredith Anita Tufton, Miss Sara Layne Gambel, Miss Alexandra Bedsole Demmas, Miss Grace Ann Bellone, Miss Aby Dixon Hamrick, Miss Ara Alexandra Ellison, Miss Evelyn Frances Brooks, Miss Mary Callaghan Rome, and Pages Master Arnold Christopher Ducanes and Master Parker Townsend Davis

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Pages Master Allen Conner Ducanes and Master Walter Douglass Goliwas, with Princesses Miss Miss Adelayde Grace Rome, Miss Marcy Jean Williams, Miss Meredith Kuebel Mentz, Miss Laurel Ann Box, and Miss Lydia Vivian Calhoun, and Maids Miss Evelyn Frances Brooks, Miss Sara Layne Gambel, Miss Grace Ann Bellone, Miss Meredith Anita Tufton, Miss Shawn Elizabeth Conner and Miss Mary Callaghan Rome, with Their Majesties Osiris and Miss Shelby Heath Sharp Meckstroth, and Maids Miss Aby Dixon Hamrick, Miss Ara Alexandra Ellison and Miss Alexandra Bedsole Demmas, with Princesses Miss Maureen Burke Blaum, Miss Ellen Lorraine Gambel, Miss Kelly Manning Batt, Miss Lindsey LeJeune Gibert, Miss Caroline Louise Viator, Miss Winifred Diane McCarthy, Miss Allyson Anna Pitalo, Miss Erin Selber Autenreith, Miss Charlotte Hollingsworth Friend and Miss Camille Elise Ciolino, and Pages Master Arnold Christopher Ducanes and Master Parker Townsend Davis

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Photographer: Mike Posey Photography & Video
 


Krewe of Apollo – 1929

 “Scenes from an Italian Restaurant”

Her Majesty’s favorite nonprofit is Whole Kids Outreach, which improves the health of women and children and works to decrease child abuse and neglect.

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Pages Miss Patricia Becker Seemann, Miss Avery Elizabeth Summerour, Master James Joseph Reiss IV and Master Brent Conway Schwing

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Her Majesty Miss Julia Margaret Plauche

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Maids (kneeling) Miss Patricia Becker Seemann, Miss Avery Elizabeth Summerour (seated) Miss McAlister Wynn Brewer, Miss Margot Louise Childs, Miss Adele Bright Petagna, Miss Emily June Hardie, Miss Ellen Elizabeth Carriere, Miss Lucie Sandoz Lanier, (standing) Miss Althea Gibert Kingsmill, Miss Ashley Linfield Murphy, Miss Katherine Randolph Jacobs, Miss Ann Claire Kallenborn (top row standing) Miss Margaret Doyle Malone, Miss Kristina Britt Johnsen and Miss Larkin McConnell Holtzman, with Her Majesty Miss Julia Margaret Plauche, and Maids Miss Ellen Heidingsfelder Silvia, Miss Elizabeth McKenzie Cummins and Miss Grace Allen Gambel

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Photographer: Jim Cresson Photography
 


High Priests of Mithras – 1897

 “STRAT-osphere: A Night in the Sun”

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Her Majesty Miss Agnes “Aggie” Robeson Bell

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Maids Miss Gigi Meriwether Van Denburgh, Miss Torre Aitken Sossaman, Miss Emily Louise Eble Nelson, Miss Sarah Marie Favrot McLellan, Miss Isabella Slatten Healy, Miss Lucile Rose Gille, Miss Lynne Elise Dabezies Shawn Elizabeth Conner, Miss Sara Layne Gambel, Miss Gladys Grace Gille, Miss Mary Faith Lindner, Miss Shelby Heath Sharp Meckstroth, Miss Lily Reiss Saer and Miss Rosemary Conrad Turner

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Pages Master Harris Lawton Brown, Master Walter Douglass Goliwas, Master James Robert Neiset III and Master Thomas Westervelt Werner 

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Photographer: Mike Posey Photography and Video
 


Twelfth Night Revelers – 1890

 “Beauty and the Beast”

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Her Majesty Miss Corinne Adéle Guillot and the Lord of Misrule

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Junior Cooks (kneeling) Master Charles Thompson Pipes, Master John Roache Cook V (standing) Master John Blakemore Schwing Jr., Master Michael Joseph Landry, Master James Robert Nieset III, Master William Alexander Groome, Master David Cartan Loker Gibbons III and Master St. Denis Julien Villere IV

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Maids Miss Lily Reiss Saer, Miss Ruth Marie Nairne Landry, Miss Gladys Grace Gille, Miss Lucile Rose Gille, Miss Shawn Elizabeth Conner and Miss Agnes Robeson Bell with Her Majesty Miss Corinne Adéle Guillot and the Lord of Misrule with Maids Miss Hailey Simmons Becker, Miss Sophie Monrose Curtis, Miss Adelaide Dabezies Goodyear, Miss Katherine Elise Johnsen and Miss Shelby Heath Sharp Meckstroth

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Photographer: Jim Cresson Photography