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William E. (Bill) Shemorry, soldiers, and young boy in China
William E. (Bill) Shemorry, soldiers, and young boy in China
TitleWilliam E. (Bill) Shemorry, soldiers, and young boy in China
Date of Original1944?
DescriptionBill Shemorry (center) sits with Chowdeidsa, a local boy, on his lap. Hugo Strom squats on the left, and Bill Anderson sits on the right in the photograph.
General SubjectMilitary
People
Subject (LCTGM)Men
Boys
Military life
Military officers
Military personnel
Military service
Military uniforms
Subject (LCSH)World War, 1939-1945
World War, 1939-1945 - Campaigns - China
LocationChina
Decade1940-1949
Item Number1-187-4
Negative Number1-187-4
Format of OriginalPhotographic prints
Dimensions of Original5 x 7 in.
Transcription"HUGO Strom Chowheidsa (little Chinese Boy) Bill Anderson"--Handwritten on back of print
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 (1-187-4)
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 IDws11874
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