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Date of Work


Identification #

UAP 11767

Additional Information

Thirteen student performers dressed in Ancient Greek costumes rehearse for the 1919 May Fete. 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; Students; Ancient Greek Costumes; English Coulee; Greek drama; Dionysus (Greek deity); Costume - Greece; Coulees; Plays; Dancers; College students

Places Depicted

North Dakota--English Coulee (N.D.); North Dakota--Grand Forks; North Dakota

Organizations Depicted

University of North Dakota

People Depicted

Martindale, Nell