The online Carnival Collection currently features more than 5,500 original float and costume designs. Most are from Carnival’s “Golden Age” (the 1870s through the 1940s) with about three hundred designs from 1950 to 1970. The great majority of designs are from the Carnival krewes of Comus and Proteus, with Rex and Momus also represented. Included are artworks from many of Carnival’s most noted designers, including Jennie Wilde, Bror Anders Wikstrom, and Charles Briton.
Mesoamerican Painted Manuscripts at the Latin American Library brings together images of the Library’s holdings of original and rare copies of Mexican manuscripts painted in the native pictorial tradition. Their contents date from the 16th to early 17th centuries. The texts collected here represent a variety of themes: Aztec history and migrations, land claims and grants, property holdings, census data, fiscal and tribute accounts, and Mixtec royal genealogies.