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Emil Hanson, homesteader, reading a magazine, Squires, N.D.
Emil Hanson, homesteader, reading a magazine, Squires, N.D.
TitleEmil Hanson, homesteader, reading a magazine, Squires, N.D.
Date of Original1912?
CreatorHanson, Hartvig
Creator RolePhotographer
DescriptionEmil Hanson, the brother of Hartvig, the photographer, is pictured posing for a photograph during a relaxing moment as he sits indoors and reads one of Hartvig's magazines, Popular Photography. The magazine appears to be dated 1912. Squires, N.D.
General SubjectPeople
Social life & customs
Subject (LCTGM)Men
Magazine covers
Photographic studios
Suits (Clothing)
Personal NameHanson, Emil
LocationSquires (N.D.)
Item Number1-78I-30
Negative Number1-78I-30
Format of OriginalGlass negatives
Dimensions of Original5 x 7 in.
Publisher of OriginalShemorry, William (Bill) E.
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 ReferenceInformation on the Squires derived from Shemorry's book: More Lost Tales of Old Dakota, pgs. 45-75. This photograph is from the same book, p. 60.
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 (1-78I-30)
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 IDws178I30
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