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Object Name Ticket
Catalog Number 0985.05.00070j
Date 1899
Description Reception Royale Ticket 1899
Included in a set of eight (8) badges, associated with Mardi Gras.
The ticket a card stock like paper. The ink that is used is a gold-tone metallic that makes it very shiny.
Starting from the left: There is a depiction of a man with curly hair, big eyes, big nose, with an open mouth (teeth are visible) wearing a jester's hat with little balls on each of the triangle pieces (?) and jester's clothes with the same little balls and triangle pieces; also has on a bow tie and up turned collar. He is holding what appears to be a hand-mirror that depicts two standing men with a coat of arms between them; the sleeve of the arm that he is using also has the triangle pieces but no balls at the points. The man also has plant like embellishments around him.
The main part of the ticket in gold writing reads:
"Reception Royale
REX, February 14th 1899
________________(Line has the name Mr. William T. Mumford name in black ink (signature ?)
Strictly Personal
Costume De Rigueur"
On the bottom between the jester man and the "Costume De Rigueur": There is a depiction of a peacock with tail up looking at a what appears to be a hand-mirror that has embellishments on the back that has rays of light coming from it towards the peacock.
The right side of the ticket depicts a paper scroll that gives the ticket an appearance of being unrolled.
ON BACK: Blank
Dimensions W-2 L-5 inches
Owned William T. Mumford
Provenance Mardi Gras ephemera belonging to William T. Mumford.
People Mumford, William T.
Search Terms Mystic Society
New Orleans, Louisiana
Mardi Gras