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Tony Thomas and Don Carlson greet man in front of airplane, Williston, N.D.
Tony Thomas and Don Carlson greet  man in front of airplane, Williston, N.D.
TitleTony Thomas and Don Carlson greet man in front of airplane, Williston, N.D.
Date of Original1953 or 1954
CreatorShemorry, Bill, 1914-2004
Creator RolePhotographer
DescriptionTony Thomas and Don Carlson, City Commission President and Chamber of Commerce President, greet an unidentifed man who has emerged from an airplane.
General SubjectPeople
Subject (LCTGM)Municipal government
Men
Chambers of commerce
Airplanes
Men
Airports
Shaking hands
Personal NameThomas, Tony
Carlson, Don
Organization NameWilliston Chamber of Commerce (Williston, N.D.)
LocationWilliston (N.D.)
Decade1950-1959
Item Number1-29-206
Negative Number1-29-206
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"Tony Thomas and Don Carlson 1953-54 Commission Pres & CC Press greet man in front of airplane"--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 (1-29-206)
Rights ManagementState Historical Society of North Dakota, William E. (Bill) Shemorry Photograph Collection (1-29-59-4)
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 IDws129206
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