Editors’ Note

For the past eight years, St. Charles Avenue’s Courts of Carnival has been a labor of love wherein we chronicled Carnival’s courts – complete with their historic themes, elaborate mantles and glittering crowns.

These krewes have been a part of our city’s history and culture for over a century and a half. Lineages have often been passed down through multiple generations, and as those generations grow, they create linages of their own.

In this, our second free-standing issue, we’ve added three more old-line courts, bringing us to a grand
total of 25.

These events are published by Ball date, from Mardi Gras Day to January 28, in reverse chronological order.

Long live the season!

Beverly Reese Church

Morgan Packard Griffith