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FEB 16, 2013 - NPR

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The 'Baby Dolls' Of Mardi Gras A Fun Tradition With A Serious Side

The tradition of New Orleans' baby dolls goes back more than a hundred years to the days of Storyville, the city's red light district. Dressed in short, flouncy satin dresses, bloomers and bonnets, some carrying baby bottles and smoking cigars, the baby dolls were the first women to parade during Mardi Gras.

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