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Dance, possibly at Willow Lake, Wildrose, N.D.
Dance, possibly at Willow Lake, Wildrose, N.D.
TitleDance, possibly at Willow Lake, Wildrose, N.D.
Date of Original1918
DescriptionCouples are dancing on an outdoor dance floor. The couples are dressed in formal clothing. Children are seated on benches under an overhang. Trees and electric lines can be seen in the distance. The dance may have been held at Willow Lake or Brush Lake.
General SubjectSocial life & customs
Sports & recreation
Subject (LCTGM)Dance parties
Dance floors
Electric lines
LocationWildrose (N.D.)
Item Number1-75B-4-7
Negative Number1-75B-4-7
Format of OriginalGlass negatives
Dimensions of Original2 x 3 in.
Transcription"June, July, Aug. Sept. 1918"--Handwritten on original box.
"RR wreck drawbridge"--Handwritten on original box by Shemorry.
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 (1-75B-4-7)
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 IDws175B47
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