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Immigrants' goods along street by railroad, Williston, N.D.
Immigrants' goods along street by railroad, Williston, N.D.
TitleImmigrants' goods along street by railroad, Williston, N.D.
Date of OriginalBetween 1900 and 1920
DescriptionAlong the road are large piles of equipment and goods. Electric poles and houses are visible in the background, and a small hut is next to the debris on the left of the photograph. One man seems to be inspecting the wreckage at the middle of the photograph, Williston, N.D.
General SubjectCity & town life
People
Subject (LCTGM)Equipment
Wheels
Debris
Dirt roads
Salvage
Men
Railroad tracks
Houses
Utility poles
Huts
LocationWilliston (N.D.)
Decade1900-1909
1910-1919
Item Number1-6-41-2
Format of OriginalPhotographic prints
Cyanotypes
Dimensions of Original4 x 5 in.
Transcription"Immigrant's goods along street by railroad" -- Handwritten on back of photograph.
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 (1-6-41-2)
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 IDws16412
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