Creator

Lee's Studio

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Date of Work

1926

Description

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.

Subject

Students -- North Dakota -- Grand Forks; Universities & colleges -- North Dakota -- Grand Forks

Places Depicted

North Dakota--Grand Forks; North Dakota

Organizations Depicted

University of North Dakota; May Fete (University of North Dakota)

People Depicted

Griffith, Meryl

Rights

Elwyn B. Robinson Department of Special Collections, Chester Fritz Library, University of North Dakota

Keywords

May Fete, Student, Meryl Griffith, Palace Background, Sword, Costume, Dancer, College students, Swords, Costume, Dancers, Palaces, Plays, Entertainers

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