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Card Game after First Thanksgiving Dinner, Williston, N.D.
Card Game after First Thanksgiving Dinner, Williston, N.D.
TitleCard Game after First Thanksgiving Dinner, Williston, N.D.
Date of Original1887-11
DescriptionAfter that first Thanksgiving dinner, it was only natural that the old-timers would gather around for a little recreational card playing. They are seen with a fiddler and a bartender in an early saloon.
General SubjectPeople
Social life & customs
Subject (LCTGM)Card games
Men
Bars
Violins
Beer
Alcoholic beverages
Holidays
Men
Hats
LocationWilliston (N.D.)
Decade1880-1889
Item Number1-11-17-2
Negative Number1-11-17-2
Format of OriginalPhotographic prints
Dimensions of Original8 x 10 in.
Publisher of OriginalWilliam E. (Bill) Shemorry, The Lost Tales of Old Williston
Place of PublicationWilliston, N.D.
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.
Bibliographic ReferenceDescription information derived from Shemorry's book: The Lost Tales of Old Williston, p. 303.
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 (1-11-9-2)
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 IDws11192
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