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Albert and Lizzie Hinsverk in store, West Bonetraill, N.D.
Albert and Lizzie Hinsverk in store, West Bonetraill, N.D.
TitleAlbert and Lizzie Hinsverk in store, West Bonetraill, N.D.
Date of Original1956
CreatorShemorry, Bill, 1914-2004
Creator RolePhotographer
DescriptionAlbert and Lizzie Hinsverk serve a long-time customer, Olaf Stover, in their West Bonetraill, N.D. store. Visible on the counter are two boxes of strawberries, 2 cans of evaporated milk, an unidentified can, and hot dog buns. Various other wares in the store are also visible, including Hydrox cookies and chocolate bars behind the counter. This photograph was taken shortly before the store closed for good
General SubjectBusiness & Industry
Subject (LCTGM)General stores
Personal NameHinsverk, Lizzie
Hinsverk, Albert
Stover, Olaf
LocationWest Bonetraill (N.D.)
Item Number1-32A-147-1
Negative Number1-32A-147-1
Format of OriginalFilm negatives
Dimensions of Original4 x 5 in.
Transcription"Mr & Mrs Hinsverk at W. Bonetraill Store R - 6-7-56 Reporter 2-19-86"--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 (1-32A-147-1)
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 IDws132A1471
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