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Parade, Betsy Ross float, Williston, N.D.
Parade, Betsy Ross float, Williston, N.D.
TitleParade, Betsy Ross float, Williston, N.D.
Date of Original1976
CreatorShemorry, Bill, 1914-2004
Creator RolePhotographer
DescriptionView of a float in a Williston parade, a woman dressed as Betsy Ross sits on a float decorated with an American flag. She is seen making a smaller version of the flag herself as she sits on the parade float. A car pulls the float down the street which is lined with people, such as children, an officer and a man making a video out of the back of a truck.
General SubjectCity & town life
Subject (LCTGM)Parades & processions
Floats (Parades)
Women
Flags
Automobiles
Men
People
Sewing
Convertible automobiles
Crowds
Police
Video recording
Celebrations
Subject (LCSH)American Revolution Bicentennial, 1776-1976
LocationWilliston (N.D.)
Williams County (N.D.)
Decade1970-1979
Item Number1-1-47-49
Format of OriginalPhotographic prints
Dimensions of Original13 x 21 cm.
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 (1-1-47-49)
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 IDws114749
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