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Date of Work

Circa 1897

Identification #

UAP 16899

Additional Information

Johanna Kildahl and Marcia Bisbee dancing the minuet in gymsuits. Johanna Kildahl (1868-1967) received her BA from UND in 1898 and an MA in 1900. She was hired as an instructor of Biology (1900-1905) and Assistant Curator of the Museum (1900-1905). In 1909, she received a Doctor of Philosophy from the University of Chicago, becoming the first women graduate from UND to receive a doctorate. (1876-1919) Marcia Bisbee received a BA in 1898 from UND, an MA in 1900 from UND in French, German, and Chemistry . She taught Chemistry at UND (1899-1913). UND women in the 1890's were taught to dance in gym class but were prohibited from practicing with men.

Photo contributor: Blackburn, Wm. M. (William Maxwell), 1828-1898


Students-female; Fashion-clothing; Minuet-dance; Gym; Gymsuits; Johanna Kildahl; Marcia Bisbee; Minuet (Dance); College buildings; Dance; Clothing and dress; Women college students; College students

Places Depicted

North Dakota--Grand Forks

Organizations Depicted

Budge Hall (Grand Forks, N.D.); Chandler Hall (Grand Forks, N.D.); Davis Hall (Grand Forks, N.D.); Macnie Hall (Grand Forks, N.D.); Main (Grand Forks, N.D. : Building); University of North Dakota

People Depicted

Bisbee, Marcia, 1876-1919; Kildahl, Johanna, 1868-1967