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Date of Work


Identification #

UAP 11701

Additional Information

The Bat, played by Doris Payne from the 1922 May Fete. Behind her is the English Coulee. The old powerhouse (now Chandler Hall) can be seen in the distance. 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; English Coulee; Chandler Hall; Costume; Coal-fired power plants; Coulees; College students; Trees; Dance; Costume; Bats

Places Depicted

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

Organizations Depicted

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

People Depicted

Payne, Doris