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Ally Marburger, Art Kittleson and Wally Marburger
Ally Marburger, Art Kittleson and Wally Marburger
TitleAlly Marburger, Art Kittleson and Wally Marburger
Date of Originalbetween 1930 and 1949
CreatorShemorry, Bill, 1914-2004
Creator RolePhotographer
DescriptionAlly Marburger (left) and Wally Marburger (right) flew the airplane pictured to visit Art Kittleson (center). At the time, Kittleson was harvesting in the field. THe photograph was taken in September, but the year is not known.
General SubjectPeople
Subject (LCTGM)Men
Air pilots
Military uniforms
Personal NameMarburger, Ally
Marburger, Wally
Kittleson, Art
LocationWilliston (N.D.)
Item Number1-188-21
Negative Number1-188-21
Format of OriginalPhotographic prints
Dimensions of Original3 x 5 in.
Transcription"Ally, myself and Wally, we took this picture when they flew down to visit us. picture taken in Sept in our field, was harvesting at this time"--Handwritten on back of print
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 (1-188-21)
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 IDws118821
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