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World War II Salvation Army servicemen's canteen
World War II Salvation Army servicemen's canteen
TitleWorld War II Salvation Army servicemen's canteen
Date of Original194-
DescriptionThe Salvation Army and volunteers serve beverages to World War II servicemen. Unfortunately, none of the names of the soldiers or others pictured have been identified. The location of this photograph is also not known.
General SubjectMilitary
Subject (LCTGM)Canteens (Wartime, emergency, etc.)
Charitable organizations
Community service
Military officers
Military personnel
Military life
Military uniforms
Men
Beverages
Food
Military vehicles
Cities
Women
Boys
Subject (LCSH)African American men
World War, 1939-1945
Organization NameSalvation Army
Decade1940-1949
Item Number1-187-36-1
Negative Number1-187-36-1
Format of OriginalFilm negatives
Dimensions of Original4 x 5 in.
Transcription"WWII Salvation Army Servicemen's Canteen"--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 (1-187-36-1)
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 IDws1187361
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