Priests of Pallas, Diamond Veil

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Description: Postcard of a float, The Diamond Veil, from the 1909 Priests of Pallas parade
Location: SC58
Collection: Mrs. Sam Ray Postcard Collection (SC58)See finding aid: http://localhistory.kclibrary.org/u?/Local,36981
Historical Article: Every fall from October, 1887, till October ,1924, Kansas Citians enjoyed Priests of Pallas week, with its glittering parade, society ball and antics of the Karnival Krewe. Pallas Athene, Greek goddess of science, wisdom and the arts, presided.The first parade in 1887 honored President Cleveland and his bride, who watched mule-drawn Studebaker wagon floats accompanied by torch-bearing members of the Flambeau club, from the second-floor balcony of the Coates House. After 1902 the floats were built on street car flats. The theme of the decorations changed each year.The card shown pictures a shimmering float, The Diamond Veil, from the 1909 parade called A Trip to Mars.Kansas City TimesOctober 5, 1968
Barcode: 20000032
Item Type: Postcard


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