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"It's a Small World": Krewe of Carrollton Mardi Gras Ball (53 images)


The Krewe of Carrollton is one of the oldest currently parading krewes, founded in 1924 by a group of Oak Street businessmen. The theme of its ball in 2010 is "It's a Small World" and was held at the Grand Ballroom in the Hilton Riverside hotel in downtown New Orleans.

The tradition of private balls and masked dancing was imported from Europe by the French (who settled the city and ruled until 1763), the first one allegedly thrown by the early Louisiana governor...
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