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Date of Work

1919

Description

A photo of the 1919 May Fete rehearsal in front of the north side of Merrifield Hall. The large cast of students perform in front of a Greek pillar style set. The production directors are seated at the far right. Several on-lookers watch from the roof and windows of Merrifield. The Adelphi Fountain stands in front of Merrifield. At the left is a large flagpole. Budge Hall, the Carnegie Building, and the smokestack of the powerhouse are visible behind the set to the south. 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

May Fete; Students; Main; Budge Hall; Carnegie Building; Adelphi Fountain; Flagpole; Theaters - Stage-setting and scenery; College students; Flagpoles; Greek drama; Columns; Plays; Adelphi Fountain (Grand Forks; N.D.)

Places Depicted

North Dakota--Grand Forks; North Dakota

Organizations Depicted

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

Rights

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

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