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Band Day parade 1954, drum majorette, Williston, N.D.
Band Day parade 1954, drum majorette, Williston, N.D.
TitleBand Day parade 1954, drum majorette, Williston, N.D.
Date of Original1954
CreatorShemorry, Bill, 1914-2004
Creator RolePhotographer
DescriptionTwo drum majorettes lead the way for their school's marching band in the 1954 Band Day Parade. Spectators can be seen lining the sidewalk, and the rooftop, of the Woolworth store.
General SubjectBands, clubs & societies
Subject (LCTGM)Drum majorettes
Marching bands
Musical instruments
Department stores
Clothing stores
Business districts
Parades & processions
Organization NameWoolworths
LocationWilliston (N.D.)
AddressWilliston (N.D.) - Main Street - 300 block
Item Number1-29-36-1
Negative Number1-29-36-1
Format of OriginalFilm negatives
Dimensions of Original4 x 5 in.
Publisher of OriginalThis photograph may have been published in the Williston Herald
Place of PublicationWilliston, N.D.
Transcription"Band Day 1954 H"--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 (1-29-36-1)
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 IDws129361
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