About the New Orleans Mardi Gras Postcard Museum
The New Orleans Mardi Gras Postcard Museum is a privately owned, independent organization devoted to collecting and presenting New Orleans Mardi Gras history through picture postcard imagery and correspondence. The Museum displays collections of Rare, Antique, Vintage New Orleans Postcards postcards. To be apart of the museum collection the Postcard must be at minimum 100 Years Old.
Organized Mardi Gras Day 2012 (February 21st), the Museum strives to become the premier online archive of New Orleans Mardi Gras postcards. The museum present the front and back of almost every postcard on exhibit because our founder believes that a part of the fascination with old postcards is reading the printed descriptions, the senders message, viewing handwriting styles, and by examining a postcards true character.
The New Orleans Mardi Gras Postcard Museum’s mission is to serve as the world’s reference for New Orleans Mardi Gras Postcards images and visual history on the Internet and to provide to the general public an archive for education, research and enjoyment.
Life as a Postcard: by George Gurtner Reno Jean Daret III www.myneworleans.com New Orleans Magazine August 2011
2012 Carnival Season: 100 numbered specialty postcards mail to various New Orleans media outlets and......
The Museum's collection of postcard vary in condition from mint to fair. The Museum's curator ..... procures postcards of interest and historic image value. The Museum's interest is in the image and correspondence of each postcard. We believe that the "wear-and-tear" on a postcard gives it character. Each postcard is stored in a Polypropylene Sleeve, a Mylar Sleeve, or a 15-gauge Rigid Plastic Sleeve depending upon the value and/or the size of the postcard.
All images are displayed for educational and historical reasons only. Individuals are allowed to use the images for the same reasons only. All rights to the images on this site are reserved and shall not be used for commercial reasons.