Charles Briton created this drawing of a Mardi Gras costume entitled "Hyena" for the Mistick Krewe of Comus' "Missing Links to Darwin's Origin of the Species" parade in 1873. The hyena wears the visage of Benjamin Butler, the much-resented Union Major General who briefly governed the fallen New Orleans during the Civil War.
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