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1938-39 Roses boy's basketball champ team portrait, Wildrose, N.D.
1938-39 Roses boy's basketball champ team portrait, Wildrose, N.D.
Title1938-39 Roses boy's basketball champ team portrait, Wildrose, N.D.
Date of Original1939?
DescriptionStudio portrait of the champion team of Wildrose Roses boys' basketball team. There are five boys wearing their uniforms sitting in the front row, one is holding a trophy and two are holding basketballs that say 1938-1939. Four boys and a man wearing a suit, the coach, stand in the back row.
General SubjectPeople
Sports & recreation
Subject (LCTGM)Boys
Basketball players
Group portraits
Sport clothes
LocationWildrose (N.D.)
Item Number1-45-3-6
Format of OriginalPhotographic prints
Dimensions of Original9 x 13 cm.
Transcription"Wildrose 1938-39 Champ Team" -- Handwritten on back of photograph.
NotesTitle created by staff.
Photographer unknown.
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 (1-45-3-6)
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 IDws14536
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