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Band Day parade 1957, Bismarck Bagpipe band, N.D.
Band Day parade 1957, Bismarck Bagpipe band, N.D.
TitleBand Day parade 1957, Bismarck Bagpipe band, N.D.
Date of Original1957
CreatorShemorry, Bill, 1914-2004
Creator RolePhotographer
DescriptionThe Bismarck Bagpipe marching band passes spectators on Main Street in the 1957 Band Day parade. A pageant princess or queen walks along with the band. Several businesses are visible in this photograph.
General SubjectCity & town life
Subject (LCTGM)Parades & processions
Crowds
Spectators
People
Business districts
Bands
Marching bands
Musicians
Musical instruments
Band uniforms
Kilts
Bagpipes
Women
Beauty contests
Organizations' facilities
Shoe stores
Drugstores
Radio stations
Department stores
Grocery stores
Clothing stores
Furniture stores
Theaters
Hotels
Organization NameBismarck Bagpipe Band (Bismarck, N.D.)
Odd Fellows Fort Buford Lodge 18 (Williston, N.D.)
Florsheim Shoe (Williston, N.D.)
B & B Drugs (Williston, N.D.)
H and H Shoes (Williston, N.D.)
KGCX (Radio station : Williston, N.D.)
Montgomery Ward Co.
Red Owl (Williston, N.D.)
Hofengen Furniture (Williston, N.D.)
Snyder Theatre (Williston, N.D.)
Plainsman Hotel (Williston, N.D.)
LocationWilliston (N.D.)
AddressWilliston (N.D.) - Main Street - 300 block
Decade1950-1959
Item Number1-31B-71-14
Negative Number1-31B-71-14
Format of OriginalFilm negatives
Dimensions of Original4 x 5 in.
Transcription"1957 Williston Bands Jr #2 Beginners Am Leg D&B Corps - Pioneer Round Prairie - Also Band Day committee flute trio from Jr Band also Hostesses Band Day Committee J J Shemorry AALSO PARADE PIX REVIEWING STAND Good shot of parade from top Plainsman"--Handwritten on envelope containing 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 (1-31B-71-14)
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 IDws131B7114
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