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Williston High School band members drinking Coca-Cola, Williston, N.D.
Williston High School band members drinking Coca-Cola, Williston, N.D.
TitleWilliston High School band members drinking Coca-Cola, Williston, N.D.
Date of Originalbetween 1940 and 1959
CreatorShemorry, Bill, 1914-2004
Creator RolePhotographer
DescriptionThree members of either the Williston High School or Junior High School band are pictured at a Williston park, drinking Coca-Cola. Unfortunatley, none of the individuals pictured have been identified.
General SubjectPeople
Bands, clubs & societies
Subject (LCTGM)Bands
Band uniforms
Musical instruments
Picnic grounds
Eating & drinking
Soda industry
Carbonated beverages
Organization NameCoca-Cola Company
Williston High School (Williston, N.D.)
Williston Junior High School (Williston, N.D.)
LocationWilliston (N.D.)
Item Number1-31B-5-10
Negative Number1-31B-5-10
Format of OriginalFilm negatives
Dimensions of Original4 x 5 in.
Transcription"BAND DAY 1940s-50S Williston Grade Band " JR HI Band Bandmen 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-5-10)
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 IDws131B510
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