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Fifteen French China Dolls from the 1922 May Fete. A windmill, large goose, large Mother Goose book, and a white picket fence make up the background. The Carnegie Building stands behind the fence. The powerhouse and its smokestack are seen in the left background. 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.


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

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North Dakota--Grand Forks; North Dakota

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Carnegie Library (Grand Forks, N.D.); University of North Dakota


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


May Fete, Students, Windmill, Large Goose, Mother Goose Book, White Picket Fence, Carnegie Library Building, Powerhouse, Smokestack, College students, Windmills, Fences, Coal-fired power plants, Costume, College buildings, Trees