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Men harvesting grain shocks, automobiles in background, Northwest Williston, N.D.
Men harvesting grain shocks, automobiles in background, Northwest Williston, N.D.
TitleMen harvesting grain shocks, automobiles in background, Northwest Williston, N.D.
Date of Original1921
DescriptionFive men take a break from harvesting numerous grain shocks for a photograph. Two automobiles are parked behind them, and a person is inside one of the cars. A dog waits beside one of the men, Northwest Williston, N.D.
General SubjectAgriculture
Social life & customs
Subject (LCTGM)Men
Automobiles
Harvesting
Dogs
Subject (Local)Threshing crews
LocationWilliston (N.D.)
Decade1920-1929
Item Number1-75A-1-5
Negative Number1-75A-1-5
Format of OriginalGlass negatives
Dimensions of Original2 x 3 in.
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 (1-75A-1-5)
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 IDws175A15
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