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Bicentennial musical performance, Tioga, N.D.
Bicentennial musical performance, Tioga, N.D.
TitleBicentennial musical performance, Tioga, N.D.
Date of Original1976
CreatorShemorry, Bill, 1914-2004
Creator RolePhotographer
DescriptionEight children and two teachers are participating in a theatrical and musical performance. The teacher on the right is smiling and wearing a lei. The other teacher is singing into a microphone, wearing a lei, at the far right in the photograph. Three students are standing in front of a map on a choir stall, wearing Uncle Sam hats. The five children on the floor are wearing various costumes. A girl is facing the audience, holding a toy guiltar.
General SubjectEducation
Subject (LCTGM)Students
Musical instruments
Choir stalls
Subject (LCSH)American Revolution Bicentennial, 1776-1976
LocationTioga (N.D.)
Item Number1-23C-12
Format of OriginalPhotographic prints
Dimensions of Original5 x 5 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 (1-23C-12)
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 IDws123C12
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