Krewe of Nereids, 1955

The Krewe of Nereids is one of many Mardi Gras organizations, known as mystic societies, and all its members are women. They take their name from the term for sea nymphs in Greek mythology. Here, members pose at a dance in Mobile in 1955.

Courtesy of the Doy Leale McCall Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of South Alabama