Letter of recommendation by J.E. Pasonault, Williston, N.D.
|Title||Letter of recommendation by J.E. Pasonault, Williston, N.D. |
|Date of Original||1943-03-02 |
|Creator||Pasonault, Joseph Ernest, 1875-1945|
|Creator Role||Author |
|Description||Typed letter written by J.E. Pasonault as a letter of recommendation regarding Mr. William E. Shemorry in terms of working as a photographer for the Army Signal Corps. during World War II. The letter paper has J.E. Pasonault's letterhead at the top. |
|Subject (LCSH)||World War, 1939-1945|
|Personal Name||Shemorry, William E. (Bill), 1914-2004|
Pasonault, Joseph Ernest, 1875-1945
|Organization Name||United States. Army|
United States. Army. Signal Photo Company, 164th
Williams County (N.D.)
|Item Number||1-77-1-2 |
|Dimensions of Original||29 x 22 cm. |
|Transcription||"Photographs Live Forever |
SEVEN GOLD MEDALS AND SALON HONORS
COPYING -- ENLARGING -- FRAMING - AMATEUR FINISHING
Williston, N. DAK.
March 2, 1943
To Whom It May Concern:
I am well acquainted with Mr. William E. Shemorry, staff photographer for the Press Publications, and have been watching his work for some time.
It is my personal opinion that Mr. Shemorry is capable of completing practically any type of photographic assignment, for I know that he has had considerable and varied experience in news, feature and advertising photography, and in darkroom work as well.
Mr. Shemorry has requested a letter of recommend-ation from me as a possible help in getting into photographic work in the Army Signal Corps, which I understand he is anxious to enter. I do not hesitate to recommend him, for I know that he is honest, dependable, and has the necessary initiative and ability to be of outstanding service.
Yours very truly,
J. E. Pasonault." -- Printed letter.
|Notes||Title created by staff. |
|Biography/History||William 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 Institution||State Historical Society of North Dakota|
|Repository Collection||William E. (Bill) Shemorry Photograph Collection Mss 10958|
|Credit Line||State Historical Society of North Dakota, William E. (Bill) Shemorry Photograph Collection (1-77-1-2) |
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|Digital ID||ws17712 |