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Homesteading women in front of Jane Fairweather's house at her party, Howard, N.D.
Homesteading women in front of Jane Fairweather's house at her party, Howard, N.D.
TitleHomesteading women in front of Jane Fairweather's house at her party, Howard, N.D.
Date of OriginalBetween 1905 and 1912
CreatorAmsbaugh, Mrs.
Creator RolePhotographer
DescriptionFour women homesteaders, Cynthia Evans, Olive Mehus, Agnes Card and Jane Fairweather, dressed for Jane's party, pose for a photograph in front of Jane's house, the day before the cyclone, Howard, N.D..
General SubjectPeople
Entertainment
Social life & customs
Women
Subject (LCTGM)Homesteading
Women
Houses
Dresses
Hats
Subject (Local)Women homesteaders
Personal NameEvans, Cynthia
Mehus, Olive
Card, Agnes
Fairweather, Jane
LocationHoward (N.D.)
Decade1900-1909
1910-1919
Item Number1-6-39-8
Format of OriginalPostcards
Dimensions of Original4 x 6 in.
Publisher of OriginalWilliam E. (Bill) Shemorry
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 page 119 of Shemorry's book More Lost Tales of Old Dakota.
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 (1-6-39-8)
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 IDws16398
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