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James Memorial Library reading class for children, Williston, N.D.
James Memorial Library reading class for children, Williston, N.D.
TitleJames Memorial Library reading class for children, Williston, N.D.
Date of Original196-?
CreatorShemorry, Bill, 1914-2004
Creator RolePhotographer
DescriptionView of an older woman reading a story to a group of young boys and girls who are sitting on the floor in the James Memorial Library. Two other women sit at a table in the back, and shelves full of books as well as tables and chairs are visible.
General SubjectCity & town life
Education
Subject (LCTGM)Libraries
Librarians
Interiors
Children
Childhood & youth
Reading
Books
Shelving
Bookcases
Tables
Chairs
Boys
Girls
Organization NameJames Memorial Library (Williston, N.D.)
LocationWilliston (N.D.)
Williams County (N.D.)
Decade1940-1949
1950-1959
1960-1969
1970-1979
1980-1989
Item Number1-174-5-16
Negative Number1-174-5-16
Format of OriginalFilm negatives
Dimensions of Original10 x 13 cm.
Transcription"Library Reading Class for Children also display on table." -- Handwritten on envelope holding negative.
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 (1-174-5-16)
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 IDws1174516
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