Date: Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Time: 6:30 PM - 8:15 PM
Location: The Mint Museum; 400 Esplanade Ave.
The Louisiana State Museum presents "Notorious! More Tales From The Mascot, Famed Scandal Sheet of Old New Orleans." Writer, photographer and amateur historian Sally Asher talks about the history of the "Mascot." Published from 1882 to 1897, the New Orleans newspaper the "Mascot" both shocked and delighted readers with its biting satire, sharp gossip, farcical verse and comic illustrations by some of the leading artists of the time. The "Mascot" inspired multiple libel suits, frequent jail time for its editors, duels, an order from the mayor to seize and destroy the newspaper, and various shoot-outs that resulted in the deaths of three people in separate incidents. Asher's talk will feature images and readings from the "Mascot" by Andrew Ward, Veronica Russell, and burlesque artist Trixie Minx. The event on October 10th at 7 pm at the Old U.S. Mint is free and open to the public. A free reception from 6:30 to 7:00 will have cupcakes from the Cake Cafe, fine crafted-brewed beer from NOLA Brewing and rum punch from Pravda. The afterparty will be held at Pravda on 1113 Decatur Street.
Sponsored by: School of Liberal Arts as well as Louisiana State Museum.
Attendance: Open to the public
Open to: Alumni, Faculty, Graduate students, Parents, Prospective undergrads, Staff, Undergraduates, Visitors
Tickets: Not required
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