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Portrait of Catherine Pasonault, N.D.
Portrait of Catherine Pasonault, N.D.
TitlePortrait of Catherine Pasonault, N.D.
Date of Original190-?
CreatorPasonault, Joseph Ernest, 1875-1945
Creator RolePhotographer
DescriptionPortrait of Catherine Pasonault's profile. She is wearing a blouse and has her hair up. Catherine (Callahan) Pasonault was born August 28, 1876 in Ireland, married J.E. Pasonault, and died on November 9, 1944.
General SubjectPeople
Women
Subject (LCTGM)Women
Portraits
Portrait photographs
People
Hairstyles
Spouses
Personal NamePasonault, Catherine Callahan, 1876-1944
LocationNorth Dakota
Decade1900-1909
1910-1919
1920-1929
Item Number1-77-11-10
Format of OriginalPhotographic prints
Dimensions of Original15 x 10 cm.
Transcription"Grandmother" -- Handwritten on paper photo copy 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 (1-77-11-10)
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 IDws1771110
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