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The Carnival of Drills in the Opera House, Jamestown, N.D.
The Carnival of Drills in the Opera House, Jamestown, N.D.
TitleThe Carnival of Drills in the Opera House, Jamestown, N.D.
Date of Original1894-05-22
DescriptionA view looking at the stage of the Opera House in Jamestown, N.D. during the Carnival of Drills. On stage in a semi circle are 21 girls in dresses as fairies, and four boys are in front as brownies. The stage background is of a forest.
General SubjectEntertainment
Subject (LCTGM)Children
Theater programs
Theatrical productions
Stages (Platforms)
Personal NameAnderson, Isabel St. Clair Chenery, 1887-1977
Lutz, Alma, 1890-
Chase, Russell D., 1886-1956
Russel, Lulu Page, 1867-
DePuy, Thomas Llody, 1887-
Karcher, Jennie, 1859-
Organization NameOpera House (Jamestown, N.D.)
LocationJamestown (N.D.)
Stutsman County (N.D.)
Item NumberST252
Format of OriginalPhotographic prints
Dimensions of Original18 x 25 cm.
Transcription"Opera House, Tuesday Evening, May 22, 1894. Orchestra. Revel of the Fairies. Instrumental Solo Northern Route March, Mrs. B.P. Tilden. Vocal Solo 'He was a Prince, ' Mrs. H. Pearce. Dumb Bell Drill. Skirt Dance Misses White and DePuy. Fifteen Minutes Intermission. ---Music. Part Second. Piano Solo Ataleka Galop, Mrs. B. P. Tilden. Indian Club Brill. Vocal Solo 'Because of Thee, ' Mrs. H. Pearce. Pose Plastique. Recitation 'The Minuet, ' Miss Alice Clemmer. Revel of the Fairies. Butterfly Fairies. Bessie Tilden, Alice Chase, Jennie Karcher, Rena White, Anna DePuy, Isabel Chenery; Flower Fairies. Francis Tilden, Agnes Galvin, Grace Galvin, Creola Sheppard, Lucille Corwin, Pearl Loomis, Edith Loomis, Alma Lutz, Maggie Wyard, Edith Karcher, Clara Goodsill, Inez Goodsill, May Nelson, Jennie Jones, Christine Nelson, Nettie Long. Brownies. Bryant Tilden, Russell Chase, Lloyd DePuy, Robbie McLean. Queen Florence Wells. Fairy Godmother Mrs. R. C. Thorold. The Bogy-man Mr. C.T. Hills. Synopsis of Plot of Revel of the Fairies. The fairies are sporting on the green. There is one little fairy who is a general favorite. Suddenly the fairy Godmother appears and tells them the story of the Bogy-man. The Queen enters and is escorted to her throne. Worn out with dancing the fairies finally go to sleep. During their slumber the Bogy-man enters and steals the fairy, having secured the slumber of the others by means of his magic art. As soon as the spell is over the Queen wakes, finds the flower fairy missing, and wakes the others. They scatter in alarm, searching for their lost companion. The brownies find her at last, and there is general rejoicing. Indian Club Drill. Miss Thorold, Ora Hensel, Mrs. Merry, Lucy Bill, Edna Procter, Laura Gieseler, Miss Eddy, Eula Glaspell, Miss Jandell, Mrs. Tunstall, Isabel Ingalls. Dumb Bell Drill. Mrs. Merry, Laura Gieseler, Miss Jandell, Eula Glaspell, Maud Ingalls, Miss Thorold, Maud Petty, Lulu Conklin, Mrs. Tunstall, Lulu Russell, Ona Hensel, Lucy Bill. Posing. Mrs. B. Orlady, Miss Elsie Gieseler, Mrs. E. N. Chase, Miss Vincent, Mrs. S. Wilder, Miss Kate Tilden, Miss Theo Casey, Miss Maude Roper, Miss Nora Wells, Miss Corneille Smith, Miss Janet Smith, Miss Winnie Storms. Synopsis of Scenes. 1. The Harem. 2. The Slave Mart. 3 The Pleiades. 4 The Vestal Maidens. 5. Death of Virginia. 6. Grocian Dancing Girls. 7. The Hero's Departure. 8. The Hero's Return. 9. At Cupid's Shrine. 10. Olympian Games. 11. Nydia's Entrance into the Temple. 12. After the Battle. Curtain Rises at 8.15 Sharp"--Printed on paper affixed to back of the photograph.
"Alice Russell & Dr. DePuy are in this"--Handwritten on back of photograph.
NotesUnknown photographer.
Biography/HistoryIsabella St. Clair Chenery was born on August 15, 1887 in Jamestown, N.D. to Oscar St. Clair Chenery and Jennie Martha (Kelley) Chenery. On June 5, 1913 Isabel Chenery married Oscar Victor Anderson. Isabella St. Clair (Chenery) Anderson died on October 5, 1977 in Maple, Ontario.
Alma Lutz was born in Jamestown, N.D. on March 2, 1890 to George Lutz and Matilda (Bauer) Lutz. Alma Lutz graduated from Jamestown High School as a member of the class of 1907. While in Jamestown, N.D. Miss. Lutz was a leader in intellectual circles and an active member of the Wednesday Club. She went to Emma Willard School in Troy, New York for one year, then entered Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, New York, from which she graduated in 1912.
Russell D. Chase was born in Carrington, N.D. on April 14, 1889 to Edward M. and Kate (Faunce) Chase. His parents settled in Dakota Territory in 1884. In 1890 they moved to Jamestown, N.D. Russell Chase graduated from the Jamestown High School in 1906 and completed the course of the law department of the University of North Dakota in 1910. He returned to Jamestown and in 1913 he was elected for his first term as stat's attorney and served until 1918, he was elected again in 1923 and served through at least 1931. On February 7,1916 he married Miss Elsa Ackerman of Lincoln, Nebraska.
Repository InstitutionStutsman County Memorial Museum
Repository CollectionStutsman County Memorial Museum Photographs
Credit LineStutsman County Memorial Museum, Jamestown, N.D. (ST252)
Rights ManagementOwned by Stutsman County Memorial Museum.
Ordering InformationStutsman County Memorial Museum
Phone: 701-252-6741
Address: Box 1002, Jamestown, N.D. 58401
Open: Memorial Day - September, 10am-5pm Weekdays and 1pm-5pm Weekends.
GrantNHPRC SNAP Grant 2008-2009, NAR08-RC-10021-08
Digital IDdmST252
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