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Date of Work


Identification #

UAP 11725

Additional Information

26 cake bearers for the 1923 May Fete. Campus Barn, Chandler Hall, and Davis Hall are seen in the background. The Cake Bearers are standing on a cement stairwell extending down to the English Coulee. The May Fete was a modest production from 1909-1916 until Nell Martindale took over as head and expanded the small show into a spectacular dance-drama. From 1917 to 1927, May Fete saw elaborate sets and as many as 500 performers. The last May Fete was in 1927 when Martindale resigned to be married.


May Fete; Students; Cakes; Davis Hall; Chandler Hall; Campus Barn; College students; Cake; Coulees; Women college students; Baked products; Clothing and dress; Stairs

Places Depicted

North Dakota--Grand Forks; North Dakota; North Dakota--English Coulee (N.D.)

Organizations Depicted

Davis Hall (Grand Forks, N.D.); Chandler Hall (Grand Forks, N.D.); University of North Dakota; May Fete (University of North Dakota)