“Ya’ll take pictures of us. Ya’ll put us on your commercials. You send us all over the world and we don’t get a dime!” one concerned resident said.

NEW ORLEANS —

Janice Kimble has been a Baby Doll her entire life. Her cultural ties go back generations.

“My grandmother was a Gold Digger Baby Doll in the 1920s and my sister took up her name. And I branched off to be my own Treme Baby Doll,” Kimble said.

“People come to New Orleans to see all of this and so that’s what we try to keep it alive,” she said.

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