Preview

image preview

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

Buildings -- North Dakota -- Grand Forks; Students -- North Dakota -- Grand Forks; Universities & colleges -- North Dakota -- Grand Forks

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

Keywords

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.)

Share

 
COinS