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Boy and girl posing for photograph, Northwest Williston, N.D.
Boy and girl posing for photograph, Northwest Williston, N.D.
TitleBoy and girl posing for photograph, Northwest Williston, N.D.
Date of Original1921 or 1923
DescriptionA young boy and girl stand beside a chair, on which three cats are sitting. The young girl is holding a doll, and they are both wearing hats. The children are standing in a field, with trees in the background, Northwest Williston, N.D.
General SubjectPeople
Portraits
Subject (LCTGM)Children
Portraits
Girls
Boys
Cats
Chairs
Dolls
Meadows
Trees
Hats
LocationWilliston (N.D.)
Decade1920-1929
Item Number1-75A-9-12
Negative Number1-75A-9-12
Format of OriginalGlass negatives
Dimensions of Original2 x 3 in.
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 (1-75A-9-12)
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 IDws175A912
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