Fort Collins adds one or two festivals to its calendar every year. Music, warm beer, sticky food.
But for beauty and grace, none match the May Fete at CSU in the 1920s–an annual display of “pristine femininity.”
”From the shrubbery, the fairies stole forth…Pan and his dancing nymphs, the four winds, moonbeams, and Neptune’s mermaids floated across the waves.”
These next 3 photos all merit a click through to see larger views:
After hours of genteel dancing, “Chanticleer sent forth his cry and the fairies were banished by the coming of the Dawn.” –Rocky Mountain Collegian
All photos 1920s, used by permission: University Historic Photograph Collection, http://lib.colostate.edu/archives/historic_photos.html, Colorado State University, Archives and Special Collections
Thanks for the post! That is a wonderful archive I didn’t know about until now. Here are a couple other favorites I found:
Paul, Your finds belong in a whole other post about pristine masculinity!
But now be honest, how many B&W photos of cows and sheep did you have to look at before you found those? I frittered a whole morning looking at those Herefords.
Oh plenty! but that was half the fun:
I love these! Wouldn’t it be fun to have something similar now?!
@Barb I agree. I think every little girl in Fort Collins already has her costume ready.