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Interior of homestead shack, Hanks Museum, N.D.
Interior of homestead shack, Hanks Museum, N.D.
TitleInterior of homestead shack, Hanks Museum, N.D.
Date of Original1971?
CreatorShemorry, Bill, 1914-2004
Creator RolePhotographer;
DescriptionInterior view of a homestead shack showing a small bed, table and chair. The walls are covered in newspapers, there is a small shelf and a portrait of a man on the walls. On the left is a window with curtains, and there is a rug on the floor.
General SubjectPioneer era
Museums and historical societies
Subject (LCTGM)Interiors
Galleries & museums
Beds
Tables
Tablecloths
Newspapers
Rugs
Draperies
Windows
Shelving
Homesteading
Huts
Organization NamePioneer Trails Historical Society (Hanks, N.D.)
LocationHanks (N.D.)
Decade1970-1979
Item Number1-10-49-3
Format of OriginalPhotographic prints
Dimensions of Original13 x 21 cm.
Transcription"Interior of homestead home, original homestead shack of Johnnie Dordah - Fertile Twp." - Handwritten on card with photograph.
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 (1-10-49-3)
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 IDws110493
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