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Young adults inside school house, Williston, N.D.
Young adults inside school house, Williston, N.D.
TitleYoung adults inside school house, Williston, N.D.
Date of Originalbetween 1926 and 1928
DescriptionA group of eleven young men and women pose for a photograph, while gathered inside a school room. Behind the group, on the wall, is a framed photograph or painting of Abraham Lincoln. Another framed photograph or drawing can be seen on the wall beside the Lincoln photograph. A window, and draperies can be seen as well. A desk can be seen at the right of the photograph. A book is open on the desk.
General SubjectPeople
Subject (LCTGM)Men
Picture frames
Framing drawings
Suits (clothing)
Personal NameLincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865
LocationWilliston (N.D.)
Item Number1-78I-10
Negative Number1-78I-10
Format of OriginalGlass negatives
Dimensions of Original4 x 6 in.
Transcription"Lewis and Clark Bridge, Model-T Ford and Cook car, threshing scene February-May 1926, July-September 1927, and February, July and September 1928"--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 (1-78I-10)
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 ID178I10
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