Krewe of Carrollton, Royal Court of 1936

The 1936 Court of the Seventh District Carnival Club. In 1933, the club had made history as the only daytime parade of the Mardi Gras season because of heavy rains. A fire in 1938 forced the krewe to use loaner floats from other krewes until 1941.

The club stopped parading during the Second World War. In 1947, John Ackerman reformed the club as the Krewe of Carrollton, with a 10 float parade. In 1948, Carrollton changed its schedule to parade on the first Sunday of the Mardi Gras season, instead of their traditional Mardi Gras Day. In 1950, Carrollton was the first krewe to be pulled by tractors. Seven years later, the krewe rented floats to the Krewe of Zeus and helped them get started. In 1959, Carrollton, still parading on Oak Street, changed its route to pass in front of Gallier Hall.

The Krewe of Carrollton for many years had a tradition of presenting each king, queen, and captain with a small porcelain doll wearing a miniature replica of their costume for their year.

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King Charles Spahr and Queen Addie Riera,  1936

King Charles Spahr and Queen Addie Riera, 1936

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Krewe of Carrollton' s Royal Court of 1936.

Krewe of Carrollton' s Royal Court of 1936.

Intricate beadwork spells out 7th District Carnival Club. Photo courtesy Birrcher family. View File Details Page

Page, 1936 Royal Court

Page, 1936 Royal Court

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Society page news clipping, 1936

Society page news clipping, 1936

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Lissa Capo and Ben Lewis, “Krewe of Carrollton, Royal Court of 1936,” New Orleans Historical, accessed March 28, 2017, http://neworleanshistorical.org/items/show/465.
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