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Identification #

UAP 11675

Additional Information

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.


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

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)