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Group outside home, Williston, N.D.
Group outside home, Williston, N.D.
TitleGroup outside home, Williston, N.D.
Date of Originalbetween 1900 and 1917
DescriptionA group of families sits and stands outside a home. On the left side is a man and woman with their two daughters. In front of the doorway to the house is a man sitting in a chair. To his right is a boy standing. Next to that boy are two other boys, one is sitting and the boy next to him has his arm on his seated brother. A woman sits with a young boy, and another young boy stands to the right of her, shielding his eyes from the sun.
General SubjectPeople
Social life & customs
Subject (LCTGM)Houses
Suits (clothing)
LocationWilliston (N.D.)
Item Number1-78F-14
Negative Number1-78F-14
Format of OriginalGlass negatives
Dimensions of Original4 x 6 in.
Transcription"Horses pulling sleigh, horses pulling wagon, homestead family, and hens and chickens"--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 (1-78F-14)
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
Digital ID178F14
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