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Date of Work


Identification #

UAP 20727

Additional Information

The Fairies from the 1927 May Fete dressed in winged costumes. A large tree background set stands behind the performers with a treehouse in the center. 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; Forest Set; Fairy Costumes; Treehouse; Dancers; College students; Fairies; Costume; Tree houses; Theaters - Stage-setting and scenery; Wings (Anatomy)

Places Depicted

North Dakota--Grand Forks; North Dakota

Organizations Depicted

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