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George F. Will in Corn Field
George F. Will in Corn Field
TitleGeorge F. Will in Corn Field
Date of Original1917-08-14
DescriptionGeorge F. Will, Sr. poses in a corn field in ths photograph. He reaches for the corn stalk and looks toward the camera.
Ordering Information
General SubjectAgriculture
Subject (LCTGM)Corn
Personal NameWill, George F. (George Francis), 1884-1955
Organization NameOscar H. Will & Co. (Bismarck, N.D.)
LocationBismarck (N.D.)
Burleigh County (N.D.)
Item Number10190-82-01-13
Format of OriginalPhotographic prints
Dimensions of Original6.5 x 10.5 cm
Transcription"8/14/1917 Geo. Will in field of Iroquois Flint & Mandan Yellowsoft" - Handwritten on back of photograph.
NotesTitle created by staff.
Biography/HistoryGeorge Francis Will, Sr. was born on November 8, 1884. He was the son of Oscar H. Will, owner of the Oscar H. Will & Company. George graduated from Bismarck High School in 1902 and Harvard in 1906 then took over his father's business in 1917. Throughout his lifetime, George was considered an archaeologist, anthropologist, ethnologist, naturalist, nurseryman, seedsman, and historian. He worked with the Mandan and Arikara tribes to learn about crossbreeds of corn for his seed business. In addition, he was president of the State Historical Society of North Dakota between 1942 and 1955.
Bibliographic ReferenceHarlow Leslie Walster, George Francis Will: Archaeologist, Anthropologist, Ethnologist, Naturalist, Nurseryman, Seedsman, Historian (Bismarck, ND: Bismarck Tribune, 1956), 3-17.
Repository InstitutionState Historical Society of North Dakota
Repository CollectionWill Family Collection MSS 10190
Collection Finding AidConsult
Credit LineState Historical Society of North Dakota (10190-82-01-13)
Rights ManagementCopyright status unknown.
Digital IDsh10190-82-01-13
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