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Woman and turkeys, N.D.
Woman and turkeys, N.D.
TitleWoman and turkeys, N.D.
Date of Original190-
CreatorGeo Phillips
Creator RolePhotographer
DescriptionA woman poses on her farm for a portrait. A large turkey can be seen on the ground in front of her. A barn is visible in the background, and a wagon wheel can be seen on the right in the photograph.
General SubjectAgriculture
Subject (LCTGM)Farmers
Women
Turkeys
Barns
Carts & wagons
Meadows
Croplands
LocationNorth Dakota
Decade1900-1909
Item Number1-25B-65-4
Negative Number1-25B-65-4
Format of OriginalFilm negatives
Dimensions of Original35mm film
Transcription"Old Time Negs Geo Phillips probably dated around 1915 threshing farmer celebrations Geo Phillips Marmon Star RX Williston"--Handwritten on envelope containing negatives
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 (1-25B-65-4)
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 IDws125B654
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