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Mardi Gras 1956: New Orleans, through my father's lens

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Duration: 5 minutes and 15 seconds
Year: 2010
Country: United States
Language: English
Producer: Boing Boing Video
Director: Boing Boing Video
Views: 366
Posted by: boingboing on Jan 24, 2010

Boing Boing Video presents a special episode featuring rare and historic film from Mardi Gras in New Orleans, Louisiana, from 1956.

Artist Mar Dore stumbled on a box of slides in her family's home in Texas and inside, discovered photographs that her father took of the parades in the era of "Mad Men." That box, like a time capsule she says, opened a door into history.

"The photos in this documentary were taken by my Father, John Woodward Mizenko. The photos were taken on February 12th and on Mardi Gras Day, February 14th, 1956, on the Mid-City route and on Canal Street in front of Miller-Wohls Department Store, which is no longer there."

View a gallery of these photos here:

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