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Funeral, Northwest Williston, N.D.
Funeral, Northwest Williston, N.D.
TitleFuneral, Northwest Williston, N.D.
Date of Original1917
DescriptionA large group of mourners are gathered outside on a snowy field around the casket of an unidentified deceased person. The casket is covered with flowers, and surrounded by candles, Northwest Williston, N.D.
General SubjectSocial life & customs
Subject (LCTGM)Funeral processions
Funeral rites & ceremonies
Flower arrangements
Mourning clothing & dress
Memorial rites & ceremonies
Grief
Coffins
Men
Women
Children
Meadows
Snow
Hats
LocationWilliston (N.D.)
Decade1910-1919
Item Number1-75A-15-12
Negative Number1-75A-15-12
Format of OriginalGlass negatives
Dimensions of Original2 x 3 in.
Transcription"March April May 1917"--Handwritten on original box
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-15-12)
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 IDws175A1512
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