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Farm scene and family in automobile, Northwest Williston, N.D.
Farm scene and family in automobile, Northwest Williston, N.D.
TitleFarm scene and family in automobile, Northwest Williston, N.D.
Date of Original1917
DescriptionA family of a man, woman, and three children are arriving back home from an automobile ride. They are parked in front of their home. To the left of the house are various buildings, carts and wagons, and agricultural equipment. Shrubs and plants are visible in the foreground of the photograph.
General SubjectPeople
Social life & customs
Subject (LCTGM)Houses
Farms
Families
Automobiles
Men
Women
Boys
Buildings
Agricultural machinery & implements
Carts & wagons
Plants
Shrubs
Trees
LocationWilliston (N.D.)
Decade1910-1919
Item Number1-78D-21
Negative Number1-78D-21
Format of OriginalGlass negatives
Dimensions of Original4 x 6 in.
Transcription"Fairview Left Bridge, Sod Barn, August & September 1917"--Handwritten on original box
NotesTitle created by staff.
Biography/HistoryWilliam E. "Bill" Shemorry was a native of Williston, N.D. who began work in the newspaper industry as a newsboy selling the Williston Herald and the Williams County Farmers Press. In 1953, he started to publish the Williston Plains Reporter, which he operated for 25 years before selling to the Williston Herald. Shemorry then began to concentrate on his own writing and photography. In addition to writing many books on the history of Williams County, he also collected photographs of early North Dakota photographers. Shemorry was an active member of the Williston Fire Department, was Civil Defense Chief of Williams County for three years in the 1950's, and was a combat photographer in World War II. Shemorry's photograph of the discovery of oil in North Dakota on April 4, 1951 at the Clarence Iverson No. 1 is one of the most famous oil photographs ever taken, and was published in many national publications.
Repository InstitutionState Historical Society of North Dakota
Repository CollectionWilliam E. (Bill) Shemorry Photograph Collection Mss 10958
Credit LineState Historical Society of North Dakota, William E. (Bill) Shemorry Photograph Collection (1-78D-21)
Rights ManagementPermission to reproduce this image must be requested from the State Historical Society of North Dakota.
Ordering InformationTo order a reproduction, inquire about the collection, or provide information about an image, please email Emily E. Schultz at eschultz@nd.gov
Digital IDws178D21
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