|Description||One of eight (8) badges, associated with Mardi Gras. The badge is stamped gold-tone metal with synthetic diamonds, rubies and emeralds. A red, yellow, and green grosgrain ribbon (faded) has a crown-shaped pin that attaches to the cross. The top portion is a gold and red crown with a globus cruciger on top and gold lines that form in to birds towards the emeralds that are around the base. The lower portion is a cross that has an enameled peacock with its tail up (red, green blue and black) at each point; embossed in the center is "REX N. O. 1879" (red paint is missing) surrounded by synthetic diamonds and rubbies.|
|Dimensions||W-3.5 L-5.1 inches|
|Owned||William T. Mumford|
|Provenance||Mardi Gras ephemera belonging to William T. Mumford. This badge was worn in 1879.|
Mumford, William T.
New Orleans, Louisiana