Lee's Studio


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Identification #

UAP 11741

Additional Information

The four July Firecrackers from May Fete of 1927. The firecrackers were played by Mildred Augustine, Mary McCanville, Ruth Nielson, and Eldean Thiering. 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; Firecrackers; Students; Fourth of July; Firecrackers; College students; Costume; Entertainers; Performing arts; Actors

Places Depicted

North Dakota--Grand Forks; North Dakota

Organizations Depicted

University of North Dakota