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Date of Work


Identification #

UAP 11706

Additional Information

The 1922 May Fete production taken from Budge Hall. A large crowd watches on the lawn with others from the roof or windows of Babcock Hall. Performers make up three lines in front of a background of large alphabet blocks, a large Mother Goose Book, a windmill and a white picket fence. The costumes for the Candy Stick dancers are stored behind the fence and in front of the Carnegie Library Building. A greenhouse stands to the left of Carnegie. 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; Alphabet Blocks; Mother Goose Book; Windmill; White Picket Fence; Stick Candy Dancers; Babcock Hall; Carnegie Library Building; Greenhouse; Budge Hall; College students; Alphabet; Windmills; Fences; Dancers; Greenhouses; College buildings

Places Depicted

North Dakota--Grand Forks; North Dakota

Organizations Depicted

Budge Hall (Grand Forks, N.D.); Carnegie Library (Grand Forks, N.D.); Babcock Hall (Grand Forks, N.D.); University of North Dakota