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Courts of Carnival

Though the anticipation had been building for years, often since birth, the moment was fleeting – but what a moment it was. For an evening the spotlight was all theirs. The next day the world’s challenges would appear, for but for that night – and the days and weeks leading up to it – there was a chance for them to reign.

We present here St. Charles Avenue’s second annual Courts of Carnival. They are arranged in reverse chronological order from Mardi Gras to Twelfth Night, as though they march into time. Somewhere elbow-length white gloves await next season, but the memories of Carnival past offer their own joys. Long live the season.

Balls are presented in reverse order by date.


Mistick Krewe of Comus - 1857

“Sunrise at Giverny”


Her Majesty Miss Pauline Mason Ukrop and Comus.


Her Majesty Miss Pauline Mason Ukrop.


Pages Master William Robert Alsobrook and Master Davidson Penn McCay, Maids Miss Katherine Blair Johnson, Miss Olivia Talbot Huppman and Miss Claire Elizabeth Plauche with Her Majesty Miss Pauline Mason Ukrop and Maids Miss Greer Stimpson Turner, Miss Virginia Legier Alpaugh, Miss Hayley Louise Hoefer and Miss Blake Clark Lindner and Pages Master David Claiborne Webster and Master Murray Pearce Nelson Jr.


Photography by Carroll S. Grevemberg/Grevy Photography
 


Rex - 1872

“God of All Ages”

Rex’s nonprofit is the Pro Bono Publico Foundation founded by the organization in 2006 to support local public education initiatives after Hurricane Katrina.


Her Majesty Miss Carroll Irene Gelderman.


Her Majesty Miss Carroll Irene Gelderman with Pages Master John Charbonnet and Master Clifford Fitz-Hugh.


Maid Miss Caroline Lee Johnsen, Christian Trousdale Brown II, Maid Miss Eleanor Reid Bergin, Bennett Edwards Byrd, Maid Miss Elizabeth Parks Gambel, William Hamlin George, Maid Miss Kaelin Louise Ochsner and William Howell Crosby with His Majesty Rex John Peter Jack Laborde and Her Majesty Miss Carroll Irene Gelderman with Johnson Kelly Duncan III, Maid Miss Rachel Allen Gorney, William Henry Langenstein IV, Maid Miss Mathilde Stafford Mulkin, Louis McDaniel Freeman III, Maid Miss Mary Elizabeth Benjamin and William Boatner Reily V

Photography by Kathy Anderson Photography
 


Krewe of Zulu 1909

“Zulu Salutes Nelson Mandela”

The Zulu Social Aid and Pleasure Club is a nonprofit and community organization.


His Majesty Garren Thomas Mims and Her  Majesty Georgette Anita-Lang Mims.


His Majesty Garren Thomas Mims and his Royal Court:
Zulu Warriors Clifton Jones Jr. and Stanley Alridge, King’s Charge D’Affaire Russell Kelly and Pages Master Sydney Bradford IV, Master Elijah Hines and Master Jace Louis Williams.


Maid Miss Christie M. Coleman and Duke Mr. Randy Moore



Photography by Ray Bonnee for Bonneefied Images
 


Krewe of Proteus - 1881

“The Ancient Elements of Alchemy”


Page Master Charles Bose Wynne III with Her Majesty Miss Elizabeth Parks Gambel and Proteus 2014, and Page Master James Wilbourn Downing.


Maids Miss Blakely Durand Brennan, Miss Eleanor Reid Bergin, Miss Jennifer Leigh St. Paul and Miss Virginia Caldwell Giroir with Her Majesty Miss Elizabeth Parks Gambel and Maids Miss Jennifer Constance Killeen, Miss Shelley Elizabeth Tompkins, Miss Laura Louise Weinmanna and Miss Hayley Louise Hoefer.


Her Majesty Miss Elizabeth Parks Gambel



Photography by Jim Cresson Photographers
 


Original  Illinois Club - 1895

“The Motherland”



His Majesty Colbert A. Clark and Her Majesty Miss Amanda Christine Newsome.


Maids Miss Nila Renee Cannon, Miss Kayla Marles Neville, Miss Cierra Elizabeth Byrd and Miss Samantha Marie Morris with Her Majesty Miss Amanda Christine Newsome and Maids Miss Asia Monet Cleggett, Miss Meagan Elizabeth Suttleff, Miss Kayla Felicia-Marie Allain and Miss Ashley Elizabeth Cantrell.


(front) Miss Kennedy Gabrielle Boutte, Miss Melody Cherise Newsome and Miss Sky Laryn Gooden (back) with Miss Akeye Louise Davis, Miss Samon Michael Costley and Miss Khailyn Marae Gordon


Photography by Aaron Cormier
 


Krewe of Hermes - 1937

“The Diamond Jubilee”

The Queen is an Applied Physiology & Enterprise major at Southern Methodist University and knows that in Louisiana, one out of six children live in a food-insecure environment; as a result, she has become very supportive of Second Harvest Food Bank.


Her Majesty Miss Shelby Elizabeth Sanderford.


Pages Master Landry Beard, Master Springer Favor and Master Pierce Conroy, with Ladies in Waiting (front) Miss Maggie Smith, Miss Olivia O’Bell and Miss Melanie DeMarcay, with (back) Maid Miss Devron Barreca, Bearer of the Scepter Miss Katherine Solomon, Maids Miss Jennifer Jones, Miss Reilly Rendeiro, Miss Katherine Eagan and Miss Gabrielle Broders, Captain of the Krewe of Hermes, Her Majesty Miss Shelby Elizabeth Sanderford and Hermes LXXV, with Maids Miss Naomi Slack, Miss Mary Elizabeth DeRouen, Miss Courtney Keller, Miss Ashley Roca and Miss Reid Harris, with Bearer of the Flowers Miss Isabella Mannino, Pages Master Jake Midkiff, Master Liam Amorosi and (standing) Master Robert Vosbein III, with Ladies in Waiting Miss Caroline Ortemond, Miss Ada Holmes, Miss Elizabeth Maniscalco and Miss Jeanne-Claire Franques.


Maids Miss Gabrielle Broders, Miss Reilly Rendeiro, Miss Reid Harris, Miss Mary Elizabeth DeRouen, Miss Courtney Keller, Miss Jennifer Jones, Miss Naomi Slack, Miss Ashley Roca and Miss Katherine Eagan


Photography by Photographed by Darryl Schmitt
 


Knights of momus - 1872

“Momus Is Listening”


Her Majesty Miss Claire Elizabeth Plauché.


Maids Miss Olivia Talbot Huppman and Miss Virginia Legier Alpaugh, Masker, Her Majesty Miss Claire Elizabeth Plauché and Number One, and Maids Miss Jennifer Leigh St. Paul and Miss Hayley Louise Hoefer.


Maids Miss Virginia Legier Alpaugh and Miss Jennifer Leigh St. Paul, Masker and Maids Miss Olivia Talbot Huppman
and Miss Hayley Louise Hoefer


Photography by Pam Cresson Photography
 


The Atlanteans - 1890

“Libations on the Nile”


Her Majesty Eleanor Bergin and Poseidon 2014.


Her Majesty Miss Eleanor Reid Bergin.


Page Master Thomas Wisdom with Maids Miss Julia Hunter and Miss Olivia Huppman, Her Majesty Miss Eleanor Bergin and Maids Miss Greer Turner and Miss Polly Ukrop with Page Master John Currence


Photography by Jim Cresson Photography
 


Elves of Oberon - 1895

“Puck Dynasty”


Top: Her Majesty Miss Lindsey Taylor Baker.


Pages (kneeling) Master David Miller Farnsworth III, Master George Shelby Friedrichs IV, Master John Michael Guillot and Master Dennis Patrick Lauscha Jr., with Maids Miss Jennifer Leigh St. Paul, Miss Mary Elizabeth Soulé Rodrigue, Miss Hannah Grace Fay, Miss Katherine Marie Fleming, Miss Claire Catherine Brown and Miss Virginia Legier Alpaugh, with Her Majesty Miss Lindsey Taylor Baker and Maids Miss Eleanor Barrett Beuerman, Miss Elizabeth Parks Gambel, Miss Ainsley Alyn Mumford, Miss Isabel Timony Ross and Miss Eleanor Tidwell Gardner.


Pages Master David Miller Farnsworth III, Master Dennis Patrick Lausch Jr., Master George Shelby Friedrich IV and Master John Michael Guillot



Photography by Mike Posey Photography and Video
 


Prophets of Persia - 1927

“Recreation the 1872 Coronation Ball of King Oscar II of Sweden and Queen Sofia of Nassau”

 The Queen’s favorite nonprofit is the Tipitina’s Foundation, which “supports Louisiana and New Orleans’ irreplaceable music community and preserves the state’s unique musical cultures.”


Top: Her Majesty Miss Nina Margaret Farris.


Pages Master John Nicholson Pilley Lovell and Master Parker Henry Peyronnin, with Maids Miss Sarah Elizabeth Boswell and Miss Laura Lindsay Tatum, with Her Majesty Miss Nina Margaret Farris and His Majesty the Great Shah of all the Persias, with Maids Miss Emily Lee Dutton Seba and Miss Gabrielle Catherine Broders, and Page Master Grayson Patrick Joint.


Maids Miss Ashley Spencer Busenlener, Miss Katherine Louise Davis and Miss Cameron Bay Lowry, with Her Majesty Miss Nina Margaret Farris and His Majesty the Great Shah of all the Persias, with Maids Miss Katherine Michelle Bickham, Miss Charlotte Marshall Mitts and Miss Vivienne Fontaine Boswell


Photography by Mike Posey Photography & Video
 


Achaeans - 1947

“Perseus and Medusa”


Her Majesty Miss Jennifer Leigh St. Paul and His Majesty Odysseys LXVI.


Maids Miss Shelley Elizabeth Tompkins, Miss Katherine Josephine Moody, Miss Rachel Allen Gorney, Miss Caroline Talbot Dienes, Miss Blakely Durand Brennan, Miss Virginia Legier Alpaugh, Miss Jennifer Leigh St. Paul, Miss Eleanor Barrett Beuerman, Miss Claire Catherine Brown, Miss Katherine Marie Fleming, Miss Chandler Christine Moody and Miss Lauren LeQuesne Murphy.


Her Majesty Miss Jennifer Leigh St. Paul


Photography by Carroll S. Grevemberg/Grevy Photography
 


Krewe of Osiris - 1915

“Osiris always has an Egyptian theme, reflecting its namesake”


Her Majesty Miss Kaelin Louise Ochsner.


Pages Master Wilson Engelhardt and Master Hayes Mentz, with Debutantes Miss Talley Hodges, Miss Riley Kirkpatrick, Miss Whitney Appel, Miss Bailey Batt and Miss Sarah McKendrick, and Maids Miss Ellie Beuerman, Miss Rachel Gorney, Miss Blair Johnson, Miss Caroline Dienes and Miss Frances Truett, with Her Majesty Miss Kaelin Louise Ochsner and His Majesty Osiris, with Maids Miss Elizabeth Gambel, Miss Madeline Clark, Miss Hannah Fay, Miss Blair Davis and Miss Cheney Gardner, with Debutantes Miss Lizzie Hamrick, Miss Reilly Talbot, Miss Madeleine Bienvenu and Miss Sarah Hufft, and Pages Master Andre Dumez and Master Sessions Hootsell.


Pages Master Wilson Engelhardt and Master Hayes Mentz, with Maids Miss Hannah Fay, Miss Blair Davis, Miss Ellie Beuerman, Miss Cheney Gardner, Miss Rachel Gorney, Miss Blair Johnson, Miss Caroline Dienes, Miss Madeline Clark, Miss Frances Truett and Miss Elizabeth Gambel, and Pages Master Andre Dumez and Master Sessions Hootsell


Photography Mike Posey Photography & Video
 

Krewe of Apollo - 1929

“Motown”


Her Majesty Miss Margaret Elisabeth Hoefer.


Pages (seated) Master Walter Douglass Goliwas, Master St. Denis Julien Villere IV, Miss Morgan Louise LeBourgeois, Miss Dorothy Frances Phillips, Master David Cartan Loker Gibbons III and Master William Troup Balart, with Maids (front row) Miss Anna Eugenie Huger, Miss Virginia Parker Stewart, Miss Mary Dalton Acomb, Miss Courtney Catherine Childs, Miss Charlotte Villars Delery and Miss Emily Dickinson Ellis ,with Maids (second row) Miss Susan Shelbourne Pointer, Miss Caroline Walmsley Favrot, Miss Avery Scott Rowan, Miss Annalee DesMare Gardner and Miss Caroline Bennett Johnson, with Her Majesty Miss Margaret Elisabeth Hoefer and Maids Miss Eleanor Grace Masinter, Miss Caroline Emily Lane, Miss Catherine Lapeyre Barry, Miss Elizabeth Flower Redd and Miss Mary Lucy Lapeyre.


Pages (kneeling) Master William Troup Balart, Master Walter Douglass Goliwas, Master David Cartan Loker Gibbons III and Master St. Denis Julien Villere IV with (standing) Page Miss Dorothy Frances Phillips, Her Majesty Miss Margaret Elisabeth Hoefer and Page Miss Morgan Louise LeBourgeois

Photography by Jim Cresson Photography
 


The High Priests of Mithras - 1897

“My Fair Lady”

The Queen’s favorite nonprofits are Kingsley House and Eden House for their work with local women and children in need


Her Majesty Miss Katherine Blair Johnson and His Majesty Caliph


Pages Master William Lyons Cook, Master Ian Harrington Reily, Master William Davis Hardie and Master Donovan Norman Musser, and Maids Miss Greer Simpson Turner, Miss Corinne Dabezies, Miss Elizabeth Parks Gambel, Miss Laura Eason Weinmann, Miss Hannah Douglass Tyler, Miss Isabel Timony Ross and Miss Laura Caroline Folse, with Her Majesty Queen Miss Katherine Blair Johnson and Maids Miss Blake Clark Lindner, Miss Cheney Behrens Gardner, Miss Lauren Elizabeth Terral, Miss Katherine Marie Fleming, Miss Elizabeth Erickson Harper, Miss Adele Eustis Irwin and Miss Eleanor Tidwell Gardner.


Maids Miss Laura Eason Weinmann, Miss Greer Simpson Turner, Miss Isabel Timony Ross, Miss Adele Eustis Irwin, Miss Cheney Behrens Gardner, Miss Elizabeth Parks Gambel and Miss Katherine Marie Fleming, with Pages Master Ian Harrington Reily and Master William Davis Hardie, with Her Majesty Miss Katherine Blair Johnson and His Majesty Caliph, with Pages Master William Lyons Cook, Master Donovan Norman Musser, and Maids Miss Corinne Dabezies, Miss Laura Caroline Folse, Miss Eleanor Tidwell Gardner,  Miss Elizabeth Erickson Harper, Miss Blake Clark Lindner, Miss Lauren Elizabeth Terral and Miss Hannah Douglass Tyler


Photography by Mike Posey Photography and Video
 


 

Twelfth Night Revelers - 1890

“Winnie the Poo”

The krewe’s favorite nonprofit is Toys for Tots, which is endorsed by the United States Marine Corps


Her Majesty Miss Virginia Legier Alpaugh and the Lord of Misrule.


Maids Miss Shelley Elizabeth Tompkins, Miss Kaelin Louise Ochsner, Miss Hayley Louise Hoefer and Miss Claire Catherine Brown with Her Majesty Miss Virginia Legier Alpaugh and the Lord of Misrule, and Maids Miss Lindsey Taylor Baker, Miss Carroll Irene Gelderman, Miss Katherine Blair Johnson, Miss Claire Elizabeth Plauché and Miss Laura Eason Weinmann.


Junior Cooks (listed alphabetically) Master John Stafford Charbonnet, Master William Lyons Cook, Master Robert Bolton Drennan, Master Brian Christopher Fitzpatrick Jr., Master Edward Trimble Green, Master William Davis Hardie, Master Douglas Bernhardt Heebe, Master Sessions Ault Hootsell IV, Master Davidson Penn McCay, Master Donovan Norman Musser, Master Joseph Mattox Musser, Master John Carl Overby Jr., Master Henry Minor Pipes IV, Master Ian Harrington Reilly, Master Walker Rowan Reynolds and Master Christopher Richard Schmidt.

Photography by Jim Cresson Photography
 


 

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