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1927 Hudson automobile, Williston, N.D.
1927 Hudson automobile, Williston, N.D.
Title1927 Hudson automobile, Williston, N.D.
Date of Originalbetween 1927 and 1939
DescriptionA 1927 Hudson automobile is parked outside Atlas Tires, Standard Oil Company, presumably in Williston. Another automobile is parked on the street facing the Hudson, but its make and model are not known. Tires and piles of sccrap metal can be seen in the distance on the right in the photograph.
General SubjectCity & town life
Subject (LCTGM)Automobiles
Automobile repair
Automobile equipment & supplies
Automobile equipment & supplies stores
Petroleum industry
Organization NameAtlas Tires (Williston, N.D.)
Standard Oil Company
LocationWilliston (N.D.)
Item Number1-25C-153
Negative Number1-25C-153
Format of OriginalPhotographic prints
Dimensions of Original3 x 4 in.
Transcription"1927 Hudson"--Handwritten on envelope containing negative
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 (1-25C-153)
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 IDws125C153
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