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Five women looking at a book, Williston, N.D.
Five women looking at a book, Williston, N.D.
TitleFive women looking at a book, Williston, N.D.
Date of Originalbetween 1940 and 1959?
CreatorShemorry, Bill, 1914-2004
Creator RolePhotographer
DescriptionView of five women looking at a book at a desk, in the background is a map of the United States, an American State Bank of Williston sign, and a type writer.
General SubjectWomen
Subject (LCTGM)Women
Desks
Hairstyles
Maps
Interiors
Clothing & dress
Books
Personal NameThorson, June
McGechan, Shirley
Lorenz, Millie
Kruger, Helen
LocationWilliston (N.D.)
Williams County (N.D.)
Decade1940-1949
1950-1959
Item Number1-1-22-17
Format of OriginalPhotographic prints
Dimensions of Original6 x 8 cm.
Transcription"June Thorson, Shirley McGechan (?) Millie Lorenz, Helen Kruger" -- Handwritten on back of photograph.
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 (1-1-22-17)
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 IDws112217
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