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Courts of Carnival 2020

The Harlequins

Founded: 1925 Theme: “NOLA’s Ark” Photographer: Rudy Bierhuizen at Mike Posey Photography & Video [gtx_gallery] Her Majesty Queen Harlequins Miss Emily Clay Weinmann Debutantes Miss Alston Adele Bagot, Miss Camille Elise Ciolino and Miss Caroline McDaniel Hughs, with Her Majesty Queen Harlequins Miss Emily Clay Weinmann, and Matron Mrs. Jason William Adriance (reigned as Miss Mary-Frances […]

Twelfth Night Revelers

Founded: 1870 Theme: “World of Audubon” Photographer: Anne Cresson of Cresson Photography Charity: The krewe’s nonprofit is the United States Marine Reserve Band [gtx_gallery] Her Majesty Queen TNR Miss Hayden Dawson Livaudais Maids Miss Shannon Elizabeth Schmidt, Miss Elizabeth Carter Macdiarmid, Miss Sarah Eleanor Lane, Miss Caroline McDaniel Hughs, Miss Lindsey LeJeune Gibert, Miss Charlotte […]

Krewe of Apollo

Year Founded: 1929 Theme: “Apollo Walks the Line” Photographer: Norris Gagnet of Norris Gagnet Photography Charity: Her Majesty’s favorite nonprofit is Heart of Passion, which is a teen-run nonprofit that fundraises for and plans a four-day summer event for teens with cancer. Participating with Heart of Passion gives her an opportunity to make a difference in […]

The Krewe of Eros

Year Founded: 1935 Theme: “Mi Amoré” Photographer: Creative Images Photography [gtx_gallery] Charity: Her Majesty’s favorite nonprofit is the Network Summer Service Projects at Sacred Heart. “I attended Clown Academy where I learned slapstick comedy and aerial skills that I would perform and teach at local homeless shelters, retirement communities and camps for underprivileged kids. Watching […]

The Olympians

Year Founded: 1902 Theme: “A Political Circus” Photographer: Rudy Bierhuizen of Mike Posey Photography & Video [gtx_gallery] Her Majesty Queen Olympians Miss Kaitlin Monica Daly Maids Miss Caroline Louise Viator and Miss Ashton Elise Rabalais

Caliphs of Cairo

Year Founded: 1936 Theme: “Bourbon Restoration” Photographer: Rudy Bierhuizen of Mike Posey Photography & Video [gtx_gallery] Her Majesty Queen Caliphs Miss Adelayde Grace Rome Page Master John Reniers Grace, with Maid Miss Bryce Reyne Arata, and First Maid Miss Camille Bettes Dunlap, and Maids Miss Sophia Elizabeth Lorusso, Miss Ashton Elise Rabalais, Miss Amanda Renée […]

Krewe of Nereus

Founded: 1896 Theme: “125th Anniversary Grand Ball” Photographer: Rudy Bierhuizen of Mike Posey Photography & Video Charity: Her Majesty’s favorite charity is: Amigos for Christ, which she’s worked with the past four summers and plans to return for another in 2020. “Let me count the reasons I love Amigos for Christ, a nonprofit in Nicaragua […]

Krewe of Osiris

Year Founded: 1915 Theme: Osiris always has an Egyptian theme, reflecting its namesake Photographer: Rudy Bierhuizen of Mike Posey Photography & Video Charity: Her Majesty’s favorite nonprofit is OPTIONS, a charity that serves the developmentally disabled. She just finished a term on the board of Options, and remains active in supporting that organization and its […]

The Achaeans

Year Founded: 1947 Theme: “Odysseus and the Cyclops” Photographer: Nola Vows Photography [gtx_gallery] Her Majesty Queen Achaeans Miss Kelly Manning Batt Her Majesty Queen Achaeans Miss Kelly Manning Batt and Odysseus Maids Miss Helen Anne Mason, Miss Caroline McDaniel Hughs, Miss Charlotte Hollingsworth Friend and Miss Mignon Eloise Daly, with Her Majesty Queen Achaeans Miss […]

Young Men Illinois Club

Year Founded: 1926 Theme: “Harlem Renaissance” Photographer: Bernie Saul Photography [gtx_gallery] Her Majesty Queen YMI Miss Sydney Angelle Wright Princesses Miss Jolie Marie Evans, Miss Ava Jenine Dabon, Miss Sydney Danielle Harkins, Miss Kennedy Ann-Maria Miller, Miss Jaila Catrice Kagler and Miss Chyler Veronica Hampton Princesses Miss Brooklyn Kayan Perry, Miss Megan Elizabeth McGeathy, Miss […]

Krewe of Athenians

Year Founded: 1909 Theme: “Bienville’s Nightmare” Photographer: Rudy Bierhuizen of Mike Posey Photography and Video Charity: Her Majesty’s favorite nonprofit is Animal Rescue New Orleans. “I have always held ARNO near and dear to my heart. I’m a huge animal lover, and I especially love dogs. I have three, one of which is a rescue, […]

Krewe of Dorians

Year Founded: 1937 Theme: “A Sailor’s Valentine” Photographer: Rudy Bierhuizen of Mike Posey Photography & Video [gtx_gallery] Her Majesty Queen Dorians Miss Skye Alexandra de la Vergne Ward Page Master Benjamin Price DeMeyers, with Maids Miss Ashton Adele Bagot, Miss Mignon Eloise Daly, Miss Caroline McDaniel Hughs and Miss Camille Bettes Dunlap, with Pages Master […]

High Priests of Mithras

Year Founded: 1897 Theme: “Nebuchadnezzar’s Dream” Photographer: Nola Vows Photography [gtx_gallery] Her Majesty Queen Mithras Miss Elizabeth Carter Macdiarmid Her Majesty Queen Mithras Miss Elizabeth Carter MacDiarmid and Caliph Pages Master Henry Tucker Fitch, Master Curtis Collins Eustis, Master Tanner Alexander Robert and Master Baldwin Scott Key Maids Miss Katherine Isabel Balart, Miss Lindsey LeJeune […]

Prophets of Persia

Year Founded: 1927 Theme: “The White Palace in Belgrade, Serbia: The 1922 Imperial Wedding of King Alexander I of Yugoslavia and Princess Maria of Romania Honoring the Visitor, Edward, Prince of Wales” Photographer: Rudy Bierhuizen of Mike Posey Photography & Video Charity: Her Majesty’s favorite nonprofit is the Alpha Phi Foundation, “Not only because I’m […]

Original Illinois Club

Year Founded: 1895 Theme: “Under the Big Top” Photographer: Aaron Cormier Photography Charity: The Original Illinois Club is a 501c3 organization and is the presumed favorite of its members and the Queen [gtx_gallery] His Majesty King Illinois Dr. Reginald Rigsby and Her Majesty Queen Illinois Miss Deryn Anaya Patin Maid Miss Thyme Marie Turner escorted […]

Knights of Momus

Year Founded: 1872 Theme: “Momus Bags” Photographer: Anne Cresson of Cresson Photography [gtx_gallery] Her Majesty Queen Momus Miss Miriam de Buys Ellis  Her Majesty Queen Momus Miss Miriam de Buys Ellis and Momus Maids (back row) Miss Marley Eastman Cannaday, Miss Sara Elizabeth Jenkins, Miss Charlotte Sprunt Freeman, Miss Peyton Armistead LeCorgne, Miss Marguerite Abaunza Walk […]

Elves of Oberon

Year Founded: 1895 Theme: “The Art of Impeachment” Photographer: Rudy Bierhuizenof Mike Posey Photography and Video Charity: The Queen’s favorite nonprofit is Miracle League, because she enjoys participating in an organization that provides any disabled child, regardless of their level of disability, the opportunity to play league sports. She played softball at Carrollton Boosters, so she jumped […]

The Atlanteans

Year Founded: 1890 Theme: “Anchors Away for the Irish Anchorite” Photographer: Nola Vows Photography [gtx_gallery] Her Majesty Queen Atlanteans Miss Julia Armstrong Saer and Poseidon Her Majesty Queen Atlanteans Miss Julia Armstrong Saer  Page Master Henry Hassinger Van Horn and Master Winston Walker Beahm Maids Miss Rebecca Emerson French and Miss Lucille Caliste Currence, with […]

Krewe of Mystery

Year Founded: 1911 Theme: “Mystery Goes to The Rose” Photographer: Rudy Bierhuizen of Mike Posey Photography and Video Charity: Her Majesty Queen Mystery Miss Miss Caroline McDaniel Hughs’ favorite charity is Read > Lead > Achieve®, the philanthropic effort of Pi Beta Phi, her majesty’s sorority. The goal of Read > Lead > Achieve® is […]

Knights of Babylon

Year Founded: 1939 Theme: “Mythological Menagerie” Photographer: Darryl Schmitt of Darryl Schmitt Photography Charity: Her Majesty Queen Babylon Miss Sarah Elizabeth Seal’s favorite nonprofit organization is the Make A Wish Foundation. Founded in 1980, it exists to create life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses. “I was introduced to this foundation through my involvement with […]

Krewe of Hermes

Year Founded: 1937 Theme: “French Opera House Carnival” Photographer: Darryl Schmitt of Darryl Schmitt Photography [gtx_gallery] Charity: The Hermes BTP Foundation, Inc,. supports New Orleans’ first responders on a year-round basis Her Majesty Queen Hermes Miss Constantine Elena Rodriguez Maids Miss Carolyn Dupre Moss, Miss Camille Marguerite Moss, Miss Andrée Keil Moss and Miss Ana […]

Krewe of Proteus

Year Founded: 1881 Theme: “Feasts and Libations” Photographer: Nola Vows Photography [gtx_gallery] Her Majesty Queen of Proteus Miss Charlotte Sprunt Freeman Pages Master Peter Lange Ellis and Master Thompson Pierce Schmidt Page Master Peter Lange Ellis, with Her Majesty Queen of Proteus Miss Charlotte Sprunt Freeman and Proteus 2020, with Page Master Thompson Pierce Schmidt […]

Zulu Social Aid & Pleasure Club

Year Founded: 1909 Theme: “Zulu’s Book of Love & Cinema” Photographer: Bernie Saul with Bernie Saul Photography Inc. & Gavin Goins with Goins Photography [gtx_gallery] His Majesty King of Zulu Mr. Brian Sims Her Majesty Queen of Zulu Dr. Chanda Latrice Macias

Rex

Year Founded: 1872 Theme: “Omens and Auguries” Photographer: Nola Vows Photography Charity: The Pro Bono Publico Foundation is Rex’s charitable foundation, focusing its giving on improving public schools in New Orleans. Over the past 12 years the Foundation has given grants totaling nearly $7 million, $1 million in each of the last four years. [gtx_gallery] […]

Mistick Krewe of Comus

Year Founded: 1857 Theme: “The Fairy Kingdom” Photographer: Nola Vows Photography [gtx_gallery] Comus with Her Majesty Queen Comus Peyton Armistead LeCorgne Her Majesty Queen Comus Miss Peyton Armistead LeCorgne Maids Miss Mary Bouligny Brown, Miss Miriam de Buys Ellis, Miss Charlotte Sprunt Freeman and Miss Campbell Christine Drennan, with Her Majesty Queen Comus Miss Peyton […]

Courts & Krewes

 What does old-line mean?  We define “old-line krewes” to be those krewes that were incorporated before 1950 and that maintain the social traditions of the older krewes. What’s the difference between being a Maid and being a Debutante? Maids are selected to be part of the inner court of the King and Queen. You can […]

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 […]

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