Description: Michael P. Smith was one of the first photographers to publish color photographs of the Mardi Gras Indians. These African Americans create their own individually elaborate costumes anew for each Mardi Gras and maintain tribal hierarchies and customs.
Courtesy of The Historic New Orleans Collection
Acquisition Details: The Michael P. Smith Archive
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