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Date of Work


Identification #

UAP 11747

Additional Information

Frances Larson plays a witch for the Halloween Dance, a part of the 1927 May Fete. The witch carries a broom and stands before a large October 1927 calendar page. 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; Student; Halloween; Calendar; Costume; Broom; Halloween; Halloween costumes; Brooms and brushes; Calendars; College students; October; Entertainers

Places Depicted

North Dakota--Grand Forks; North Dakota

Organizations Depicted

University of North Dakota

People Depicted

Frances, Larson