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A.D. and Neva MacMaster portrait
A.D. and Neva MacMaster portrait
TitleA.D. and Neva MacMaster portrait
Date of Original1989
CreatorMahar, Richard
Creator RolePhotographer
DescriptionA portrait of A. D. and Neva MacMaster for the First Union Church centennial book.
General SubjectPeople
Portraits
Subject (LCTGM)Women
Men
Families
Portraits
Churches
Personal NameMacMaster, A. D.
MacMaster, Neva
Organization NameFirst Union Church (Williston, N.D.)
LocationWilliston (N.D.)
Decade1980-1989
Item Number1-21-3-45
Format of OriginalPhotographic prints
Dimensions of Original2 x 3 in.
Publisher of OriginalShemorry, William E. (Bill)
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 ReferenceThis photograph appeared in A Force for Good: A Centennial History of the First Union Church, 1889-1989. The description was derived from Shemorry's caption on page 93.
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 (1-21-3-45)
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 IDws121345
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