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The Wedding scene from the 1923 May Fete production of Cinderella. Student-performers stand before the English Coulee at the Bankside Theatre. A large wall with gates is set up for a background. Buildings that are visible in the background from left to right are: President's House, Davis Hall, Chandler Hall, Macnie Hall and Chandler Hall smokestack. 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; English Coulee; Bankside Theatre; President's House; Brick Wall Background; Davis Hall; Chandler Hall; Macnie Hall; Chandler Smokestack; Weddings; College students; Coulees; Theaters - Stage-setting and scenery; College presidents - Dwellings; Costume; Trees

Places Depicted

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

Organizations Depicted

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


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