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Interior of the West Plains Library Book Mobile, N.D.
Interior of the West Plains Library Book Mobile, N.D.
TitleInterior of the West Plains Library Book Mobile, N.D.
Date of Original1961-09-15
CreatorShemorry, Bill, 1914-2004
Creator RolePhotographer
DescriptionInterior view of the West Plains Library Bookmobile with a man and woman sitting in the driver and passenger chairs, which turned around to sit behind the check out desk. Shelves of books line walls on the left and right.
General SubjectEducation
Subject (LCTGM)Men
Women
People
Interiors
Libraries
Mobile homes
Buses
Books
Shelving
Counters
Librarians
Bookcases
LocationWilliams County (N.D.)
McKenzie County (N.D.)
Mountrail County (N.D.)
North Dakota
Decade1960-1969
Item Number1-174-6-16
Negative Number1-174-6-16
Format of OriginalFilm negatives
Dimensions of Original10 x 13 cm.
Transcription"9-15-61 - Bookmobile West Plains Library" -- Handwritten on envelope holding 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.
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 (1-174-6-16)
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 IDws1174616
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