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Date of Work

1919

Description

Student performers depicting The Birds wearing feathery costumes from the 1919 May Fete. A Greek style set is in place behind the performers. Merrifield Hall Main stands in the back right. 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.

Subject

Buildings -- North Dakota -- Grand Forks; Students -- North Dakota -- Grand Forks; Universities & colleges -- North Dakota -- Grand Forks

Places Depicted

North Dakota--Grand Forks; North Dakota

Organizations Depicted

University of North Dakota; May Fete (University of North Dakota); Merrifield Hall (Grand Forks, N.D.); Main (Grand Forks, N.D. : Building)

Rights

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

Keywords

May Fete, Students, Bird Costumes, Greek Set, Main Merrifield Hall, College students, Costume, Birds, Greek drama, Dancers, College buildings, Trees

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