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Published: November  21, 2014

Backstreet Cultural Museum

In his mind, he was merely providing a service: “One of my main goals was—I like this culture so much—that if I was to take anybody’s picture, I’d give them a copy.” Little did he know, his generosity would be returned to him over the years in the form of Mardi Gras Indian costumes and an array of other cultural artifacts and memorabilia that today make up the Backstreet Cultural Museum.

In 1988, Francis began displaying his photographs and Mardi Gras Indian memorabilia in his two-car garage in the “back streets” of the historic Tremé neighborhood. When Chief Victor Harris of the Mandingo Warriors “Spirit of Fi Yi Yi” Mardi Gras Indians and social aid and pleasure club members heard about the display, they donated costumes and parade umbrellas. During this period, Francis developed invaluable relationships with Mardi Gras Indians, culture bearers, and parade followers. As the “baby museum” grew, so did the attention it received. 

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Address :

Backstreet Cultural Museum 1116 Henriette Delille St New Orleans, LA 70116 Estados Unidos

Phone :

+1 504 5224806

Hours :

Tuesday-Saturday 10:00 AM -5:00 PM

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Published: November  21, 2014

Backstreet Cultural Museum

In his mind, he was merely providing a service: “One of my main goals was—I like this culture so much—that if I was to take anybody’s picture, I’d give them a copy.” Little did he know, his generosity would be returned to him over the years in the form of Mardi Gras Indian costumes and an array of other cultural artifacts and memorabilia that today make up the Backstreet Cultural Museum.

In 1988, Francis began displaying his photographs and Mardi Gras Indian memorabilia in his two-car garage in the “back streets” of the historic Tremé neighborhood. When Chief Victor Harris of the Mandingo Warriors “Spirit of Fi Yi Yi” Mardi Gras Indians and social aid and pleasure club members heard about the display, they donated costumes and parade umbrellas. During this period, Francis developed invaluable relationships with Mardi Gras Indians, culture bearers, and parade followers. As the “baby museum” grew, so did the attention it received.