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Identification #

UAP 11673

Additional Information

Performers of the 1919 May Fete parade in front of the audience. Among the performers are students, small children, and a horse. A group of musicians is seated around the woman playing the piano. Onlookers watch from the roof of University Commons (Montgomery Hall). Sayre Hall can be seen in the far distance with the President's House standing between the crowd at the left. 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; Montgomery Hall; Musicians; Piano; President's House; Sayre Hall; Horse; Children; Musicians; Horses; Children; Parades; Costume; College presidents - Dwellings; College students

Places Depicted

North Dakota--Grand Forks; North Dakota

Organizations Depicted

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