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Mardi Gras

Mardi Gras Parade, New Orleans, LouisianaCreated by: PICRYLDated: 2011
Mardi Gras Parade, New Orleans, Louisiana
Mardi Gras is celebrated in New Orleans, Louisiana. The parades are organized by social clubs known as krewes; most follow the same parade schedule and route each year. The earliest-established krewes were the Mistick Krewe of Comus, the earliest, Rex, the Knights of Momus and the Krewe of Proteus.
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Mardi Gras Parade, New Orleans, Louisiana

Mardi Gras Parade, New Orleans, Louisiana

Title, date, and subjects provided by the photographer. Mardi Gras is organized by Carnival krewes. Krewe float riders toss throws to the crowds; the most common are strings of plastic colorful beads, doubloons... more

Mardi Gras Parade, 2006, New Orleans, Louisiana

Mardi Gras Parade, 2006, New Orleans, Louisiana

Photograph taken a few months after Hurricane Katrina. Title, date, and subjects provided by the photographer. Credit line: Carol M. Highsmith's America, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division. Gi... more

Mardi Gras Parade, 2006, New Orleans, Louisiana

Mardi Gras Parade, 2006, New Orleans, Louisiana

Photograph taken a few months after Hurricane Katrina. Title, date, and subjects provided by the photographer. Credit line: Carol M. Highsmith's America, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division. Gi... more

Mardi Gras Parade, 2006, New Orleans, Louisiana

Mardi Gras Parade, 2006, New Orleans, Louisiana

Photograph taken a few months after Hurricane Katrina. Title, date, and subjects provided by the photographer. Credit line: Carol M. Highsmith's America, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division. Gi... more

Mardi Gras Parade, 2006, New Orleans, Louisiana

Mardi Gras Parade, 2006, New Orleans, Louisiana

Photograph taken a few months after Hurricane Katrina. Title, date, and subjects provided by the photographer. Credit line: Carol M. Highsmith's America, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division. Gi... more

Mardi Gras Parade, 2006, New Orleans, Louisiana

Mardi Gras Parade, 2006, New Orleans, Louisiana

Photograph taken a few months after Hurricane Katrina. Title, date, and subjects provided by the photographer. Credit line: Carol M. Highsmith's America, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division. Gi... more

Mardi Gras Parade, 2006, New Orleans, Louisiana

Mardi Gras Parade, 2006, New Orleans, Louisiana

Photograph taken a few months after Hurricane Katrina. Title, date, and subjects provided by the photographer. Credit line: Carol M. Highsmith's America, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division. Gi... more

Mardi Gras Parade, 2006, New Orleans, Louisiana

Mardi Gras Parade, 2006, New Orleans, Louisiana

Photograph taken a few months after Hurricane Katrina. Title, date, and subjects provided by the photographer. Credit line: Carol M. Highsmith's America, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division. Gi... more

Barber Shop located in Ninth Ward, New Orleans, Louisiana, damaged by Hurricane Katrina in 2005

Barber Shop located in Ninth Ward, New Orleans, Louisiana, damaged by ...

Photograph taken a few months after Hurricane Katrina. Title, date, and subjects provided by the photographer. Credit line: Carol M. Highsmith's America, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division. Gi... more

Mardi Gras Parade, 2006, New Orleans, Louisiana

Mardi Gras Parade, 2006, New Orleans, Louisiana

Photograph taken a few months after Hurricane Katrina. Title, date, and subjects provided by the photographer. Credit line: Carol M. Highsmith's America, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division. Gi... more

Mardi Gras Parade, 2006, New Orleans, Louisiana

Mardi Gras Parade, 2006, New Orleans, Louisiana

Photograph taken a few months after Hurricane Katrina. Title, date, and subjects provided by the photographer. Credit line: Carol M. Highsmith's America, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division. Gi... more

Mardi Gras Parade, 2006, New Orleans, Louisiana

Mardi Gras Parade, 2006, New Orleans, Louisiana

Photograph taken a few months after Hurricane Katrina. Title, date, and subjects provided by the photographer. Credit line: Carol M. Highsmith's America, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division. Gi... more

Mardi Gras Parade, 2006, New Orleans, Louisiana

Mardi Gras Parade, 2006, New Orleans, Louisiana

Photograph taken a few months after Hurricane Katrina. Title, date, and subjects provided by the photographer. Credit line: Carol M. Highsmith's America, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division. Gi... more

Mardi Gras Parade, New Orleans, Louisiana, a few months after Hurricane Katrina

Mardi Gras Parade, New Orleans, Louisiana, a few months after Hurrican...

Title, date, and subjects provided by the photographer. Credit line: Carol M. Highsmith's America, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division. Gift and purchase ; Carol M. Highsmith; 2009; (DLC/PP-201... more

Mardi Gras Parade, 2006, New Orleans, Louisiana

Mardi Gras Parade, 2006, New Orleans, Louisiana

Photograph taken a few months after Hurricane Katrina. Title, date, and subjects provided by the photographer. Credit line: Carol M. Highsmith's America, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division. Gi... more

Mardi Gras Parade, 2006, New Orleans, Louisiana

Mardi Gras Parade, 2006, New Orleans, Louisiana

Photograph taken a few months after Hurricane Katrina. Title, date, and subjects provided by the photographer. Credit line: Carol M. Highsmith's America, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division. Gi... more

French Quarter Detail, New Orleans, Louisiana

French Quarter Detail, New Orleans, Louisiana

Photograph taken a few months after Hurricane Katrina. Title, date, and subjects provided by the photographer. Credit line: Carol M. Highsmith's America, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division. Gi... more

Mardi Gras Parade, 2006, New Orleans, Louisiana

Mardi Gras Parade, 2006, New Orleans, Louisiana

Photograph taken a few months after Hurricane Katrina. Title, date, and subjects provided by the photographer. Credit line: Carol M. Highsmith's America, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division. Gi... more

Mardi Gras Parade, 2006, New Orleans, Louisiana

Mardi Gras Parade, 2006, New Orleans, Louisiana

Photograph taken a few months after Hurricane Katrina. Title, date, and subjects provided by the photographer. Credit line: Carol M. Highsmith's America, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division. Gi... more

Mardi Gras Parade, 2006, New Orleans, Louisiana

Mardi Gras Parade, 2006, New Orleans, Louisiana

Photograph taken a few months after Hurricane Katrina. Title, date, and subjects provided by the photographer. Credit line: Carol M. Highsmith's America, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division. Gi... more

Mardi Gras Parade, 2006, New Orleans, Louisiana

Mardi Gras Parade, 2006, New Orleans, Louisiana

Photograph taken a few months after Hurricane Katrina. Title, date, and subjects provided by the photographer. Credit line: Carol M. Highsmith's America, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division. Gi... more

Mardi Gras Parade, 2006, New Orleans, Louisiana

Mardi Gras Parade, 2006, New Orleans, Louisiana

Photograph taken a few months after Hurricane Katrina. Title, date, and subjects provided by the photographer. Credit line: Carol M. Highsmith's America, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division. Gi... more

French Quarter Detail, New Orleans, Louisiana

French Quarter Detail, New Orleans, Louisiana

Title, date, and subjects provided by the photographer. Credit line: Carol M. Highsmith's America, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division. Gift and purchase; Carol M. Highsmith; 2009; (DLC/PP-2010... more

Damaged house after 2005 Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans, Louisiana

Damaged house after 2005 Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans, Louisiana

Title, date, and subjects provided by the photographer. Credit line: Carol M. Highsmith's America, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division. Gift and purchase; Carol M. Highsmith; 2009; (DLC/PP-2010... more

Mardi Gras Parade, 2006, New Orleans, Louisiana

Mardi Gras Parade, 2006, New Orleans, Louisiana

Photograph taken a few months after Hurricane Katrina. Title, date, and subjects provided by the photographer. Credit line: Carol M. Highsmith's America, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division. Gi... more

Mardi Gras Parade, 2006, New Orleans, Louisiana

Mardi Gras Parade, 2006, New Orleans, Louisiana

Photograph taken a few months after Hurricane Katrina. Title, date, and subjects provided by the photographer. Credit line: Carol M. Highsmith's America, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division. Gi... more

Mardi Gras Parade, 2006, New Orleans, Louisiana

Mardi Gras Parade, 2006, New Orleans, Louisiana

Photograph taken a few months after Hurricane Katrina. Title, date, and subjects provided by the photographer. Credit line: Carol M. Highsmith's America, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division. Gi... more

Mardi Gras Parade, 2006, New Orleans, Louisiana

Mardi Gras Parade, 2006, New Orleans, Louisiana

Photograph taken a few months after Hurricane Katrina. Title, date, and subjects provided by the photographer. Credit line: Carol M. Highsmith's America, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division. Gi... more

Irish mannequin in a store window during Mardi Gras, New Orleans, Louisiana

Irish mannequin in a store window during Mardi Gras, New Orleans, Loui...

Title, date, and subjects provided by the photographer. Credit line: Carol M. Highsmith's America, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division. Gift and purchase; Carol M. Highsmith; 2009; (DLC/PP-2010... more

Nuthin But Fire Records mural, New Orleans, Louisiana

Nuthin But Fire Records mural, New Orleans, Louisiana

The St. Charles Avenue streetcar line is the oldest continuously operating street railway system in the world. Title, date, and subjects provided by the photographer. Credit line: Carol M. Highsmith's America, ... more

Mardi Gras Parade, New Orleans, Louisiana

Mardi Gras Parade, New Orleans, Louisiana

Title, date, and subjects provided by the photographer. Mardi Gras is organized by Carnival krewes. Krewe float riders toss throws to the crowds; the most common are strings of plastic colorful beads, doubloons... more

Mardi Gras Parade, New Orleans, Louisiana

Mardi Gras Parade, New Orleans, Louisiana

Title, date, and subjects provided by the photographer. Mardi Gras is organized by Carnival krewes. Krewe float riders toss throws to the crowds; the most common are strings of plastic colorful beads, doubloons... more

During Mardi Gras celebration and all during the year there are Mimes in the French Quarter of New Orleans, Louisiana

During Mardi Gras celebration and all during the year there are Mimes ...

Title, date, and subjects provided by the photographer. Mimes are usually painted, often with silver paint, and every Mime is unique. Credit line: Carol M. Highsmith's America, Library of Congress, Prints and P... more

Details in the French Quarter, New Orleans, Louisiana

Details in the French Quarter, New Orleans, Louisiana

Title, date, and subjects provided by the photographer. Photograph taken during the 2011 Mardi Gras celebration. Credit line: Carol M. Highsmith's America, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division. ... more

Mardi Gras Parade, New Orleans, Louisiana

Mardi Gras Parade, New Orleans, Louisiana

Title, date, and subjects provided by the photographer. Mardi Gras is organized by Carnival krewes. Krewe float riders toss throws to the crowds; the most common are strings of plastic colorful beads, doubloons... more

During Mardi Gras celebration and all during the year there are Mimes in the French Quarter of New Orleans, Louisiana

During Mardi Gras celebration and all during the year there are Mimes ...

Title, date, and subjects provided by the photographer. Mimes are usually painted, often with silver paint, and every Mime is unique. Credit line: Carol M. Highsmith's America, Library of Congress, Prints and P... more

Mardi Gras Parade, New Orleans, Louisiana

Mardi Gras Parade, New Orleans, Louisiana

Title, date, and subjects provided by the photographer. Mardi Gras is organized by Carnival krewes. Krewe float riders toss throws to the crowds; the most common are strings of plastic colorful beads, doubloons... more

Mardi Gras Parade, New Orleans, Louisiana

Mardi Gras Parade, New Orleans, Louisiana

Title, date, and subjects provided by the photographer. Mardi Gras is organized by Carnival krewes. Krewe float riders toss throws to the crowds; the most common are strings of plastic colorful beads, doubloons... more

Details in the French Quarter, New Orleans, Louisiana

Details in the French Quarter, New Orleans, Louisiana

Title, date, and subjects provided by the photographer. Photograph taken during the 2011 Mardi Gras celebration. Credit line: Carol M. Highsmith's America, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division. ... more

Mardi Gras Parade, New Orleans, Louisiana

Mardi Gras Parade, New Orleans, Louisiana

Title, date, and subjects provided by the photographer. Mardi Gras is organized by Carnival krewes. Krewe float riders toss throws to the crowds; the most common are strings of plastic colorful beads, doubloons... more

Mardi Gras Parade, New Orleans, Louisiana

Mardi Gras Parade, New Orleans, Louisiana

Title, date, and subjects provided by the photographer. Mardi Gras is organized by Carnival krewes. Krewe float riders toss throws to the crowds; the most common are strings of plastic colorful beads, doubloons... more

Mardi Gras Parade, New Orleans, Louisiana

Mardi Gras Parade, New Orleans, Louisiana

Title, date, and subjects provided by the photographer. Mardi Gras is organized by Carnival krewes. Krewe float riders toss throws to the crowds; the most common are strings of plastic colorful beads, doubloons... more

Pete and Helen Drago are all dressed up on Mardi Gras day 2011 in the French Quarter of New Orleans, Louisiana

Pete and Helen Drago are all dressed up on Mardi Gras day 2011 in the ...

Title, date, and subjects provided by the photographer. Credit line: Carol M. Highsmith's America, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division. Gift; Carol M. Highsmith; 2011; (DLC/PP-2002:038-8). Form... more

Lucky Dog Hot Dog stands are everywhere in the French Quarter of New Orleans, Louisiana

Lucky Dog Hot Dog stands are everywhere in the French Quarter of New O...

Title, date, and subjects provided by the photographer. Credit line: Carol M. Highsmith's America, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division. Gift; Carol M. Highsmith; 2011; (DLC/PP-2002:038-8). Form... more

Mardi Gras Parade, New Orleans, Louisiana

Mardi Gras Parade, New Orleans, Louisiana

Title, date, and subjects provided by the photographer. Mardi Gras is organized by Carnival krewes. Krewe float riders toss throws to the crowds; the most common are strings of plastic colorful beads, doubloons... more

Mardi Gras Parade, New Orleans, Louisiana

Mardi Gras Parade, New Orleans, Louisiana

Title, date, and subjects provided by the photographer. Mardi Gras is organized by Carnival krewes. Krewe float riders toss throws to the crowds; the most common are strings of plastic colorful beads, doubloons... more

Details in the French Quarter, New Orleans, Louisiana

Details in the French Quarter, New Orleans, Louisiana

Title, date, and subjects provided by the photographer. Photograph taken during the 2011 Mardi Gras celebration. Credit line: Carol M. Highsmith's America, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division. ... more

Mardi Gras Parade, New Orleans, Louisiana

Mardi Gras Parade, New Orleans, Louisiana

Title, date, and subjects provided by the photographer. Mardi Gras is organized by Carnival krewes. Krewe float riders toss throws to the crowds; the most common are strings of plastic colorful beads, doubloons... more

Mardi Gras Parade, New Orleans, Louisiana

Mardi Gras Parade, New Orleans, Louisiana

Title, date, and subjects provided by the photographer. Mardi Gras is organized by Carnival krewes. Krewe float riders toss throws to the crowds; the most common are strings of plastic colorful beads, doubloons... more

Store mannequin detail for the 2011 Mardi Gras celebration in New Orleans, Louisiana

Store mannequin detail for the 2011 Mardi Gras celebration in New Orle...

Title, date, and subjects provided by the photographer. Credit line: Carol M. Highsmith's America, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division. Gift; Carol M. Highsmith; 2011; (DLC/PP-2002:038-8). Form... more

Mardi Gras Parade, New Orleans, Louisiana

Mardi Gras Parade, New Orleans, Louisiana

Title, date, and subjects provided by the photographer. Mardi Gras is organized by Carnival krewes. Krewe float riders toss throws to the crowds; the most common are strings of plastic colorful beads, doubloons... more

Details in the French Quarter, New Orleans, Louisiana

Details in the French Quarter, New Orleans, Louisiana

Title, date, and subjects provided by the photographer. Photograph taken during the 2011 Mardi Gras celebration. Credit line: Carol M. Highsmith's America, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division. ... more

Mardi Gras Parade, New Orleans, Louisiana

Mardi Gras Parade, New Orleans, Louisiana

Title, date, and subjects provided by the photographer. Mardi Gras is organized by Carnival krewes. Krewe float riders toss throws to the crowds; the most common are strings of plastic colorful beads, doubloons... more

Lucky Dog Hot Dog stands are everywhere in the French Quarter of New Orleans, Louisiana

Lucky Dog Hot Dog stands are everywhere in the French Quarter of New O...

Title, date, and subjects provided by the photographer. Credit line: Carol M. Highsmith's America, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division. Gift; Carol M. Highsmith; 2011; (DLC/PP-2002:038-8). Form... more

Mardi Gras Parade, New Orleans, Louisiana

Mardi Gras Parade, New Orleans, Louisiana

Title, date, and subjects provided by the photographer. Mardi Gras is organized by Carnival krewes. Krewe float riders toss throws to the crowds; the most common are strings of plastic colorful beads, doubloons... more

Mardi Gras Parade, New Orleans, Louisiana

Mardi Gras Parade, New Orleans, Louisiana

Title, date, and subjects provided by the photographer. Mardi Gras is organized by Carnival krewes. Krewe float riders toss throws to the crowds; the most common are strings of plastic colorful beads, doubloons... more

During Mardi Gras celebration and all during the year there are Mimes in the French Quarter of New Orleans, Louisiana

During Mardi Gras celebration and all during the year there are Mimes ...

Title, date, and subjects provided by the photographer. Mimes are usually painted, often with silver paint, and every Mime is unique. Credit line: Carol M. Highsmith's America, Library of Congress, Prints and P... more

Mardi Gras Parade, New Orleans, Louisiana

Mardi Gras Parade, New Orleans, Louisiana

Title, date, and subjects provided by the photographer. Mardi Gras is organized by Carnival krewes. Krewe float riders toss throws to the crowds; the most common are strings of plastic colorful beads, doubloons... more

Mardi Gras Parade, New Orleans, Louisiana

Mardi Gras Parade, New Orleans, Louisiana

Title, date, and subjects provided by the photographer. Mardi Gras is organized by Carnival krewes. Krewe float riders toss throws to the crowds; the most common are strings of plastic colorful beads, doubloons... more

Details in the French Quarter of New Orleans, Louisiana

Details in the French Quarter of New Orleans, Louisiana

Title, date, and subjects provided by the photographer. Photograph taken during the 2011 Mardi Gras celebration. Credit line: Carol M. Highsmith's America, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division. ... more

Mardi Gras Parade, New Orleans, Louisiana

Mardi Gras Parade, New Orleans, Louisiana

Title, date, and subjects provided by the photographer. Mardi Gras is organized by Carnival krewes. Krewe float riders toss throws to the crowds; the most common are strings of plastic colorful beads, doubloons... more

Mardi Gras Parade, New Orleans, Louisiana

Mardi Gras Parade, New Orleans, Louisiana

Title, date, and subjects provided by the photographer. Mardi Gras is organized by Carnival krewes. Krewe float riders toss throws to the crowds; the most common are strings of plastic colorful beads, doubloons... more

Mardi Gras Parade, New Orleans, Louisiana

Mardi Gras Parade, New Orleans, Louisiana

Title, date, and subjects provided by the photographer. Mardi Gras is organized by Carnival krewes. Krewe float riders toss throws to the crowds; the most common are strings of plastic colorful beads, doubloons... more

Mardi Gras Parade, New Orleans, Louisiana

Mardi Gras Parade, New Orleans, Louisiana

Title, date, and subjects provided by the photographer. Mardi Gras is organized by Carnival krewes. Krewe float riders toss throws to the crowds; the most common are strings of plastic colorful beads, doubloons... more

Mardi Gras Parade, New Orleans, Louisiana

Mardi Gras Parade, New Orleans, Louisiana

Title, date, and subjects provided by the photographer. Mardi Gras is organized by Carnival krewes. Krewe float riders toss throws to the crowds; the most common are strings of plastic colorful beads, doubloons... more

Mardi Gras Parade, New Orleans, Louisiana

Mardi Gras Parade, New Orleans, Louisiana

Title, date, and subjects provided by the photographer. Mardi Gras is organized by Carnival krewes. Krewe float riders toss throws to the crowds; the most common are strings of plastic colorful beads, doubloons... more

Mural of a Zulu Mardi Gras character painted on a building on Frenchman Street, New Orleans, Louisiana

Mural of a Zulu Mardi Gras character painted on a building on Frenchma...

Title, date, and subjects provided by the photographer. Credit line: Carol M. Highsmith's America, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division. Gift; Carol M. Highsmith; 2011; (DLC/PP-2002:038-8). Form... more

Details in the French Quarter, New Orleans, Louisiana

Details in the French Quarter, New Orleans, Louisiana

Title, date, and subjects provided by the photographer. Photograph taken during the 2011 Mardi Gras celebration. Credit line: Carol M. Highsmith's America, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division. ... more