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Band Day parade 1940s, queens and princesses on float, Williston, N.D.
Band Day parade 1940s, queens and princesses on float, Williston, N.D.
TitleBand Day parade 1940s, queens and princesses on float, Williston, N.D.
Date of Originalbetween 1940 and 1959
CreatorShemorry, Bill, 1914-2004
Creator RolePhotographer
DescriptionSeveral pageant queens and princesses on a float are passing spectators outside of J.B. Lyon Womens Wear and other businesses on Main Street in the Williston Band Day parade.
General SubjectCity & town life
Subject (LCTGM)Parades & processions
Crowds
Spectators
People
Business districts
Clothing stores
Dresses
Beauty contests
Department stores
Floats (Parades)
Organization NameJ.B. Lyon Women's Wear (Williston, N.D.)
Woolworths
LocationWilliston (N.D.)
AddressWilliston (N.D.) - Main Street
Williston (N.D.) - 4th Street E.
Decade1940-1949
1950-1959
Item Number1-31B-5-20
Negative Number1-31B-5-20
Format of OriginalFilm negatives
Dimensions of Original4 x 5 in.
Transcription"BAND DAY 1940s-50S Williston Grade Band " JR HI Band Bandsmen drinking Coca Cola Parade Shots Majorettes"--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 (1-31B-5-20)
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 IDws131B520
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