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Date of Work


Identification #

UAP 14006

Additional Information

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.


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

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