Baby Dolls http://wrkf.org en The 'Baby Dolls' Of Mardi Gras A Fun Tradition With A Serious Side http://wrkf.org/post/baby-dolls-mardi-gras-fun-tradition-serious-side Just inside a room on the second floor of the Louisiana State Museum's Presbytere, there's a large baby doll dress, big enough for a woman to wear. And one did.<p>The costume and the baby bottle next to it belonged to 85-year-old Miriam Batiste Reed, who was known as a baby doll and one of the first women to parade in Mardi Gras. The bottle and the dress are part of a new exhibition, <em>They Call Me Baby Doll: A Mardi Gras Tradition</em>.<p>"The baby dolls are a group of African-American men and women carnival maskers," says Kim Vaz, dean at Xavier University. Sat, 16 Feb 2013 10:16:00 +0000 editor 6285 at http://wrkf.org The 'Baby Dolls' Of Mardi Gras A Fun Tradition With A Serious Side