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David Robb eating Turkey, Williston, N.D.
David Robb eating Turkey, Williston, N.D.
TitleDavid Robb eating Turkey, Williston, N.D.
Date of Original1956
CreatorShemorry, Bill, 1914-2004
Creator RolePhotographer
DescriptionHere's what eventually becomes of the Thanksgiving turkey... Pictured is (at that time six-year-old) David Robb, son of Mr. and Mrs. Wilbur Robb, who not wishing to be caught short on Thanksgiving Day, spent some time practicing up on the finer points of eating a drum-stick. This photo came from the 1956 Williston Plains Reporter.
General SubjectCity & town life
Subject (LCTGM)Boys
Eating & drinking
Personal NameRobb, David
Robb, Wilbur
LocationWilliston (N.D.)
Item Number1-15-15-3
Negative Number1-15-15-3
Format of OriginalPhotographic prints
Dimensions of Original5 x 7 in.
Publisher of OriginalPublished in the Williston Herald, 1998-11-24, p. 10A.
Place of PublicationWilliston, N.D.
Transcription"Best Little Stories - Turkeys Cutline #3 David Robb"--Handwritten on back of 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.
Bibliographic ReferenceDescription from Shemorry's article in the Williston Herald, 1998-11-24, p. 10A.
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 (1-15-15-3)
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 IDws115153
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