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Scenic view of mountains and terraced slopes in China
Scenic view of mountains and terraced slopes in China
TitleScenic view of mountains and terraced slopes in China
Date of Original1944
CreatorShemorry, Bill, 1914-2004
Creator RolePhotographer;
DescriptionA view of a lake set in among a range of mountains in rural China, with terraced slopes and forests around the water's edge. Taken while Bill Shemorry was in the 164th Signal Photo Company as a combat photographer during World War II.
General SubjectWater
Agriculture
Subject (LCTGM)Mountains
Valleys
Landscape photographs
Trees
Plants
Lakes
Terraces (Land use)
Croplands
Subject (LCSH)World War, 1939-1945 - Campaigns - India
World War, 1939-1945
World War, 1939-1945 - Campaigns - China
World War, 1939-1945 - Campaigns - Burma
LocationChina
Kunming Shi (China)
Decade1940-1949
Item Number1-54-123-3
Negative Number1-54-123-3
Format of OriginalFilm negatives
Dimensions of Original11 x 14 cm.
Transcription"1021, China 1944, Big Valley along Road from Kunming to Pao Shau" - Handwritten on envelope holding negative.
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 (1-54-123-3)
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 IDws1541233
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