Lost Limbs Foundation

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Storyville

Brothels in Storyville ranged from cheap flophouses called “crib houses” to lavish bordellos for the more upper echelon clientele. Both black and white brothels shared the district although black men were forbidden to seek services in white brothels. Here is shown the local magazine, “The Mascot,” advertising legal prostitution. One of the most famous and notorious of all Storyville Madams was Lulu White. She owned Mahogany Hall, also called the Octoroon Parlor, a brothel that employed only light skinned women of African and European mixed descent. Here is a mug shot of Lulu from one of her many arrests.