Arty Tuesday: Carnival – Vandivert pt.4

This month I’m doing something a little bit different. The last Tuesday of February 2017 is Mardi Gras…the season leading up to it (since January 6th) is carnival. I discovered this treasure trove of photos taken by William Vandivert for Life magazine. Soon after photographing this late Mardi Gras (March 1st in 1938), he left for Europe, documenting the brewing troubles. I hope he had fun while he was here. So February will be photos from carnival 1938.

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No captions but this is definitely the Rex title float for 1938. Verified by NOPL Archives, Leda Plauche Collection

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Happy Mardi Gras wherever you are!

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Arty Tuesday: Carnival – Vandivert pt.3

This month I’m doing something a little bit different. The last Tuesday of February 2017 is Mardi Gras…the season leading up to it (since January 6th) is carnival. I discovered this treasure trove of photos taken by William Vandivert for Life magazine. Soon after photographing this late Mardi Gras (March 1st in 1938), he left for Europe, documenting the brewing troubles. I hope he had fun while he was here. So February will be photos from carnival 1938.

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I wish these photos had captions, but this is probably King Zulu arriving by boat.

Arty Tuesday: Carnival – Vandivert pt.2

This month I’m doing something a little bit different. The last Tuesday of February 2017 is Mardi Gras…the season leading up to it (since January 6th) is carnival. I discovered this treasure trove of photos taken by William Vandivert for Life magazine. Soon after photographing this late Mardi Gras (March 1st in 1938), he left for Europe, documenting the brewing troubles. I hope he had fun while he was here. So February will be photos from carnival 1938.

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I wish these photos had captions… the band and the flambeaux can still be seen at night parades.

Arty Tuesday: Carnival – Vandivert pt.1

This month I’m doing something a little bit different. The last Tuesday of February 2017 is Mardi Gras…the season leading up to it (since January 6th) is carnival. I discovered this treasure trove of photos taken by William Vandivert for Life magazine. Soon after photographing this late Mardi Gras (March 1st in 1938), he left for Europe, documenting the brewing troubles. I hope he had fun while he was here. So February will be photos from carnival 1938.

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I wish these photos had captions…

Photo post: vintage handwritten recipe

Yes, I know the picture is blurry. But this sheet of paper is older than I am. My Granny never wrote down a recipe so Mom took this via the telephone. My Granny would take leftover roast and stretch it by making meat salad. You just kept adding additional ingredients like hardboiled eggs or veggies until you got the amount you needed.

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1960s era recipe

I like that she edited it years later with notes for when the meat grinder died and she used the food processor instead.