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Art Kerr's Rig Crew, near Rawson, N.D.
Art Kerr's Rig Crew, near Rawson, N.D.
TitleArt Kerr's Rig Crew, near Rawson, N.D.
Date of Original191-
Creator RolePhotographer
DescriptionArt Kerr's threshing righ and crew pause for a photograph while operating near Rawson, N.D. Those identified are Bob Kerr, Art Kerr, Clarence Msby, Albert Sundby, Roy Haverly, Waldo Hall, Ole Anderson, and Ole Aasen.
General SubjectAgriculture
Subject (LCTGM)Threshing
Threshing machines
Agricultural laborers
Personal NameKerr, Bob
Kerr, Art
Mosby, Clarence
Sundby, Albert
Haverly, Roy
Hall, Waldo
Anderson, Ole
Aasen, Ole
LocationRawson (N.D.)
Item Number1-12-44-11
Negative Number1-12-44-11
Format of OriginalPhotographic prints
Dimensions of Original3 x 10 in.
Transcription"Art Kerr's Threshing Rig and crew operating near Rawson Standing Left to Rt: 1. 2. Sam 3. 4. 5. Bob Kerr 6. 7. 8. Art Kerr 9. Clarence Mosby 10.. Bertinuson 11. Albert Sundby 12. Roy Haverly 13. Waldo Hall 14. 15. 16. 17. Ole Anderson 18. 19. 20. Ole Aasen"--Typed on paper attached to photograph
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 (1-12-44-11)
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 IDws1124411
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