This Rare Footage In The 1950s Shows New Orleans Like You’ve Never Seen Before

Is it Mardi Gras yet? Maybe not quite…but that doesn’t mean we can’t get excited. Plus, Mid Summer Mardi Gras is right around the corner…so check out this incredible footage of Mardi Gras in New Orleans, 1954. It is definitely going to bring a smile to your face–the costumes alone are simply jaw dropping. We know that you are going to love what they have in store at the very end!

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Wasn’t that video amazing? On one hand, things look so different, and on the other, it feels like nothing has changed! Ah New Orleans, what a unique place. I love living here, and Mardi Gras is what really makes it special. Let us know what your favorite costume in the video was! My favorite was the man who was painted completely blue. Not the typical image you see of the 1950s!