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Meryl Griffith plays Mahmud for the 1926 May Fete. Posing with a large sword, Mahmud's Whirlwind Sword, Griffith is in front of a large palace background. 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; Student; Meryl Griffith; Palace Background; Sword; Costume; Dancer; College students; Swords; Costume; Dancers; Palaces; Plays; Entertainers
North Dakota--Grand Forks; North Dakota
University of North Dakota; May Fete (University of North Dakota)
Elwyn B. Robinson Department of Special Collections, Chester Fritz Library, University of North Dakota