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Cinderella played by Margaret Gillette and her horse drawn carriage in the 1923 May Fete. Other student performers play carriage drivers and dancers. 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; Cinderella; Students; Horse Drawn Carriage; Dancers; Horses; Coach drivers; Carriages and carts; Cinderella (Legendary character); Dancers; Costume; College students

Places Depicted

North Dakota--Grand Forks; North Dakota

Organizations Depicted

May Fete (University of North Dakota); University of North Dakota

People Depicted

Gillette, Margaret


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