Frederick Mershimer (American, b. 1958)
250 x 195 mm
Georgetown University Art Collection
The walking parade of the Krewe of Hermes, which takes place the Friday night preceding Mardi Gras. (The float parade is on the big day itself.)
On horseback is the masked Captain of the Krewe. His regalia and his horse are always white; the smoke from the flambeaux must be obscuring our view.