Skip to content home : browse : advanced search : preferences : my favorites : about : help  login  
add to favorites : reference url back to results : previous : next
Zoom in Zoom out Pan left Pan right Pan up Pan down Maximum resolution Fit in window Fit to width Rotate left Rotate right Hide/show thumbnail
American Legion State Convention Parade, Marching Band, Williston, N.D.
American Legion State Convention Parade, Marching Band, Williston, N.D.
TitleAmerican Legion State Convention Parade, Marching Band, Williston, N.D.
Date of Original1941-06-19
CreatorPasonault, Joseph Ernest, 1875-1945
Creator RolePhotographer
DescriptionA marching band is proceeding down Main Street in Williston, wearing uniforms, and carrying either instruments or flags. Automobiles are parked along the sides of the street, and spectators can be seen along the sidewalks. A variety of business can be seen on both sides of the street.
General SubjectBands, clubs & societies
Subject (LCTGM)Parades & processions
Marching bands
Musical instruments
Band uniforms
Business districts
Organization NameAmerican Legion
Model Cafe (Williston, N.D.)
Montana Hotel (Williston, N.D.)
Model Meat Market (Williston, N.D.)
Silver Grille (Williston, N.D.)
G.M. Hedderich & Co. (Williston, N.D.)
LocationWilliston (N.D.)
Item Number1-15-36-23
Negative Number1-15-36-23
Format of OriginalPhotographic prints
Dimensions of Original5 x 7 in.
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 (1-15-36-23)
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 IDws1153623
add to favorites : reference url back to results : previous : next
powered by CONTENTdm ® | contact us  ^ to top ^