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Young woman bicyclist portrait
Young woman bicyclist portrait
TitleYoung woman bicyclist portrait
Date of Original1899
CreatorMarkell, M.G.
Creator RolePhotographer
Description"This young bicyclist may be 'Miss Grace Smith' who pedaled L.V. Coulter all the way to the picnic at Wilson's Grove. The photo was taken by M.G. Markell, the first photographer to settle in Williston."
General SubjectPeople
Social life & customs
Transportation
Subject (LCTGM)Women
Bicycles & tricycles
Homesteading
Hats
Skirts
Gloves
Studio props
Subject (Local)Women homesteaders
Personal NameSmith, Grace
Coulter, L.V.
LocationWilliston (N.D.)
Decade1890-1899
Item Number1-7-11-1
Format of OriginalPhotographic prints
Dimensions of Original4 x 6 in.
Publisher of OriginalWilliam E. (Bill) Shemorry
The Williston Daily Herald
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 ReferenceThe quoted description is from Shemorry's caption with the photograph in the article "Williston Was a Lively Town at Its First Turn of A Century" in The Williston Daily Herald, 2001-01-02, p. 10A. The article was part of Shemorry's series, "The Best Little Stories of the 20th Century" written weekly for The Herald.
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 (1-7-11-1)
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 IDws17111
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