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John and Jane stand in their farm house from the 1925 May Fete. The home is furnished with three beds, a dresser and several toys. John is played by Meryl Griffith and Jane is played by Marie Lysing. 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; Universities & colleges -- North Dakota -- Grand Forks

Places Depicted

North Dakota--Grand Forks; North Dakota

Organizations Depicted

May Fete (University of North Dakota); University of North Dakota

People Depicted

Lysing, Marie; Griffith, Meryl


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


May Fete, Home, Beds, Dresser, Students, Farmhouses, Beds and bedsteads, Drawer chests, College students, Plays, Toys, Theaters - Stage-setting and scenery