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Portrait of J.E. Pasonault's children, Williston, N.D.
Portrait of J.E. Pasonault's children, Williston, N.D.
TitlePortrait of J.E. Pasonault's children, Williston, N.D.
Date of Original1916?
CreatorPasonault, Joseph Ernest, 1875-1945
Creator RolePhotographer
DescriptionGroup portrait of J.E. Pasonault's six children. In the front row from left to right is Antoinette, Denice, Danial, and Leo, who is wearing a dark suit. In the back row, from left to right is Louise and Fanette who has a big bow in her hair.
General SubjectPeople
Subject (LCTGM)Children
Group portraits
Young adults
Clothing & dress
Personal NamePasonault, Joseph Leo, 1897-
Pasonault, Danial Wilfred, 1912-2003
Jensen, Rose Antoinette Pasonault, 1905-
Brale, Belle Denice Pasonault, 1907-1995
Shaffer, Katherine Louise Pasonault, 1899-
Rutten, Mary Fannette Pasonault, 1901-1968
LocationWilliston (N.D.)
Williams County (N.D.)
Item Number1-77-8-2
Format of OriginalPhotographic prints
Dimensions of Original18 x 13 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 (1-77-8-2)
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 IDws17782
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