Laissez les bons temps jadis rouler (Let the good times of yore roll)

This neat selection of old photos by the folks at the über cool rag Paper Mag proves that Mardi Gras celebrations used to be fairly interesting affairs. It also deepens my suspicion that if you can imagine it, it has been done already. Also, the second photo apparently took place in Nazi Germany.

(via PAPERMAG - 17 Old-Timey Mardi Gras Photos)