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Mr. and Mrs. Joe Guarne, Grenora, N.D.
Mr. and Mrs. Joe Guarne, Grenora, N.D.
TitleMr. and Mrs. Joe Guarne, Grenora, N.D.
Date of Original1966
CreatorShemorry, Bill, 1914-2004
Creator RolePhotographer;
DescriptionView of Mr. Joe Guarne sitting in an early automobile, Model T Ford, while his wife stands beside the car holding a box with a Ford label. There are stickers or signs on the front windshield and a milk can chained to the door. One sign in the window says Grenora 50th Anniversary, July 7-8-9, 1966.
General SubjectPeople
Subject (LCTGM)Couples
Subject (LCSH)Ford Model T automobile
Ford automobile
Personal NameGuarne, Joe
LocationGrenora (N.D.)
North Dakota
Item Number1-10-56-22
Negative Number1-77-7-3
Format of OriginalPhotographic prints
Dimensions of Original14 x 15 cm.
Transcription"Mr & Mrs Joe guarne (?) grenora" -- Handwritten on back of photograph.
"Mr. & Mrs. Joe Guarne 1966 - Model T Ford" -- Handwritten on envelope containing negatives #1-77-7-3 and 1-77-7-4.
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 (1-10-56-22)
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 IDws1105622
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