Mardi Gras Ball Invitation: Item of the Week

Fat Tuesday revelers take note—save those invitations, dance cards and other paper ephemera after the party’s over. This invitation to the Carnival Krewe of Proteus Mardi Gras Ball of 1891 sold for $980 at a Neal auction in New Orleans. It’s die-cut and unfolds like a pop-up book to look like a castle.


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