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Date of Work


Identification #

UAP 11703

Additional Information

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.


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

Places Depicted

North Dakota--Grand Forks; North Dakota

Organizations Depicted

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