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Wedding procession, Williston, N.D.
Wedding procession, Williston, N.D.
TitleWedding procession, Williston, N.D.
Date of OriginalBetween 1900 and 1909
CreatorPasonault, Joseph Ernest, 1875-1945
Creator RolePhotographer;
DescriptionA wedding procession moving down the business district includes a man on a horse at the left of the photograph, a horse-drawn carriage with several people on top, and presumably the bride and groom inside the carrage. A team of oxen is pulling a cart at the right of the photograph, and one boy stands in the dirt road between the wagons. Houses and businesses are visible in the background of the photograph, Williston, N.D.
General SubjectAwards & ceremonies
Social life & customs
City & town life
Subject (LCTGM)Weddings
Parades & processions
Ox teams
Carts & wagons
Business districts
Dirt roads
Street lights
LocationWilliston (N.D.)
Item Number1-5-2
Negative Number1-5-2
Format of OriginalPostcards
Dimensions of Original4 x 6 in.
Transcription"Williston Wedding procession Pasonault"--Handwritten on front of postcard
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 (1-5-2)
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 IDws152
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