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New Orleans History -- Lake Pontchartrain
Monday, June 17, 2024
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High above the lobby, panels have been emblazoned with enlargements of 13 watercolor designs by Charles Briton for the torchlit procession of the Mistick Krewe of Comus (named for the God of Sensual Pleasure and appropriated from Milton's Paradise Lost) on Mardi Gras night of 1873, The Missing Links to Darwin's Origin of Species. The Missing Links were the characters in a brilliantly layered satire. The pageant presented itself as a send-up of Darwin's theory, then regarded as an abomination by many.

International House at 221 Camp Street.