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Bauste homestead, Young People's Society meeting, Wildrose, N.D.
Bauste homestead, Young People's Society meeting, Wildrose, N.D.
TitleBauste homestead, Young People's Society meeting, Wildrose, N.D.
Date of OriginalBetween 1900 and 1915
CreatorKlebe, E. J.
Thompson, A. M.
Creator RolePhotographer
DescriptionA large group in formal dress is gathered at Hannah Bauste's homestead for a Young People's Society meeting. The group is gathered outside a house. A pile of chopped wood lies on the ground to the left of the group. Back: Gust Nylander, Bauste, Syver Jodock, A. L. Borsheim, Ole Jodock and A. Sather. Middle row: Simonson, M.S. Anderson, K. Halvorson, Mrs. P. Havorson holding Roy, Mrs. O. Jodock, Mrs. Benson, Mrs. Bauste, Nels Gjellefald, Mr. Vold, Tom Berg, Geo. Magnuson, Oscar Lee and Ed Berg. Front: Julia Walstad, ____ Oscar Magnuson, M. Walstad _____ P. Halvorson. The photograph was taken by either E. J. Klebe or A. M. Thompson, the two photographers in Wildrose at the time.
General SubjectPeople
Social life & customs
Subject (LCTGM)Houses
Suits (Clothing)
Personal NameNylander, Gust
Jodock, Syver
Borsheim, A. L.
Jodock, Ole
Sather, A.
Simonson, M. S.
Anderson, K.
Halvorson, Mrs. P.
Halvorson, Roy
Jodock, Mrs. Ole
Benson, Mrs.
Bauste, Hannah
Gjellefald, Nels
Berg, Tom
Magnuson, George
Lee, Oscar
Berg, Ed
Walstad, Julia
Magnuson, Oscar
Walstad, M.
Halvorson, P.
Organization NameYoung People's Society (Wildrose, N.D.)
LocationWildrose (N.D.)
Item Number1-76-27
Negative Number1-76-27
Format of OriginalGlass negatives
Dimensions of Original5 x 7 in.
Transcription"Wildrose - glass negs 5 x 7 given to Bill Shemorry by Mrs. Dr. McCoy June 5, 1997"--Handwritten by Shemorry on paper with negatives
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.
Bibliographic ReferenceInformation derived from Wildrose North Dakota Diamond Jubilee Book, 1910-1985, p. 65.
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 (1-76-27)
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 IDws17627
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