Pacific University Students Irene Bilbrey and Greta McIntyre Sheeley Dressed in Costumes for the May Day Celebration

Title

Pacific University Students Irene Bilbrey and Greta McIntyre Sheeley Dressed in Costumes for the May Day Celebration

Description

A photograph of two women dressed up for the May Day Celebration at Pacific University in May, 1918. One woman is dressed as a nurse and the other woman is dress like a man. The caption with the photograph identifies the women as Irene Bilbrey and Greta McIntyre Sheeley. The May Day celebration tradition at Pacific University began in 1914, and would continue for over 50 years. A student would be crowned 'Queen of the May'. The event would often include a double-line procession from the Carnegie Library to the west side of Marsh Hall. A luncheon, singing, athletic competitions and other activities would be enjoyed by students and members of the Forest Grove community. A maypole would be erected and young ladies dressed in white would wind ribbon around it. This picture appears in an album that was compiled by Greta McIntyre Sheeley, a 1920 Pacific University graduate.

Identifier

PUA_MS28_126

Rights

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Date

1918