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Alec Rawitscher and Willard Webster vote, Williston, N.D.
Alec Rawitscher and Willard Webster vote, Williston, N.D.
TitleAlec Rawitscher and Willard Webster vote, Williston, N.D.
Date of Original1953 or 1954
CreatorShemorry, Bill, 1914-2004
Creator RolePhotographer
DescriptionAlec Rawitscher and Willard Webster pose for a photograph at the voting booth. Rawitscher and Webster ran as opposing candidates in the election for City Commission.
General SubjectPolitics & government
Subject (LCTGM)Voting
Men
Political activity
Political campaigns
Political elections
Political participation
Political representation
Municipal government
Hats
Eyeglasses
Curtain walls
Personal NameRawitscher, Alec
Webster, Willard
LocationWilliston (N.D.)
Decade1950-1959
Item Number1-29-97
Negative Number1-29-97
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"Election City Commis. Alec Rawitscher & Willard Webster vote 1953-54 H they were opposing candidates"--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 (1-29-97)
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 IDws12997
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