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Date of Work


Identification #

UAP 11740

Additional Information

A student dressed as a turkey for the Thanksgiving Dance in the May Fete of 1927. The turkey was played by Barbara Register. 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; Turkey; Student; Women college students; Thanksgiving Day; Costume; Entertainers; Turkeys; Performing arts; Dancers

Places Depicted

North Dakota--Grand Forks; North Dakota

Organizations Depicted

University of North Dakota

People Depicted

Register, Barbara