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Illustrating Carnival: Remembering the Overlooked Artists Behind Early Mardi Gras

- February 7, 2018 in Art & Illustrations, carnival, costumes, Culture & History, fancy dress, Fat tuesday, Featured Articles, mardi gras, new orleans, new orleans mardi gras

For more than 150 years the city of New Orleans has been known for the theatricality and extravagance of its Mardi Gras celebrations. Allison C. Meier looks at the wonderfully ornate float and costume designs from Carnival's "Golden Age" and the group of New Orleans artists who created them.

19th-Century Album of Ottoman Fashion

- September 3, 2015 in clothes, costumes, fashion, hats, ottoman clothing, ottoman empire, turkish costumes

An album showing various clothing and ceremonial costumes of the Ottoman Empire, including an array of very impressive hatwear.

19th-Century Album of Ottoman Fashion

- September 3, 2015 in clothes, costumes, fashion, hats, ottoman clothing, ottoman empire, turkish costumes

An album showing various clothing and ceremonial costumes of the Ottoman Empire, including an array of very impressive hatwear.