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Mr. & Mrs. Louis Iverson wedding portrait
Mr. & Mrs. Louis Iverson wedding portrait
TitleMr. & Mrs. Louis Iverson wedding portrait
Date of Original1934
CreatorKlebe, E. J.
Thompson, A. M.
Creator RolePhotographer
DescriptionIn their wedding clothing, Louis Edward and Dorothy (Stenberg) Iverson pose for a portrait inside a photographic studio. Alf is seated and Helena stands to his right. She is holding a boquet of flowers, and wearing a veil. The photograph was taken by either E. J. Klebe or A. M. Thompson, the two photographers in Wildrose at the time.
General SubjectPeople
Portraits
Subject (LCTGM)Couples
Portraits
Wedding clothing & dress
Flower arrangements
Weddings
Men
Women
Veils
Photographic studios
Chairs
Personal NameIverson, Louis Edward
Iverson, Dorothy
Stenberg, Dorothy
LocationWildrose (N.D.)
Decade1910-1919
Item Number1-76-13
Negative Number1-76-13
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.
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 (1-76-13)
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 IDws17613
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