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Picnic, Northwest Williston, N.D.
Picnic, Northwest Williston, N.D.
TitlePicnic, Northwest Williston, N.D.
Date of OriginalBetween 1921 and 1925
DescriptionMen, women and children are seated among trees and shrubs for a picnic. A blanket is spread on the ground. On top of the blanket are dishes, paper sacks, and an empty tin can. One man appears to be drinking coffee or tea, Northwest Williston, N.D.
General SubjectSocial life & customs
City & town life
Subject (LCTGM)Tableware
Cans
Picnics
Blankets
Women
Men
Children
Bags
Trees
Shrubs
Hats
Dresses
Neckties
LocationWilliston (N.D.)
Decade1920-1929
Item Number1-75A-17-16
Negative Number1-75A-17-16
Format of OriginalGlass negatives
Dimensions of Original2 x 3 in.
Transcription"Sept. 1921 May, June July 1922 March April June 1925"--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-17-16)
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 IDws175A1716
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