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Interior of a bar
Interior of a bar
TitleInterior of a bar
Date of Original1912
DescriptionInterior of a bar, possibly Jack Nelsons bar. There are three men standing on the left and one man standing behind the bar. There are liquor bottles, a cash register, mirrors, and clocks behind the bar. The sign over the bar says "Public Sale of Choice Shoats! Thursday, Feb. 22, 1912, Car-load of Cumberland Co. Shotes Don't forget the Date Edw. Miller."
General SubjectCity & town life
Work Life
Subject (LCTGM)Interiors
Clothing & dress
Cash registers
Signs (Notices)
Personal NameNelson, Jack
Item Number1-73-1-2
Format of OriginalPhotographic prints
Dimensions of Original8 x 10 cm.
Transcription"Jack Nelson Bar?, Public Sale, Choice Shorhons?, Thur, Feb 22, 1912, EDW MILLER" - Handwritten on back of photograph.
NotesTitle created by staff.
A shoat is a young pig that has just been weaned.
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 (1-73-1-2)
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 IDws17312
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