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Vintage Mardi Gras

New Orleans’ Mardi Gras has been celebrated for centuries. The very first Mardi Gras in America—observed before New Orleans was established—took place in 1703. These photos show a rich history of wacky tradition, including men sporting bras in 1938 and elaborate balloon costumes of the mid-century. http://goo.gl/PUWBg0

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