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Line of soldiers around a mess hall, Calcutta, India
Line of soldiers around a mess hall, Calcutta, India
TitleLine of soldiers around a mess hall, Calcutta, India
Date of Original1945
CreatorShemorry, Bill, 1914-2004
Creator RolePhotographer;
DescriptionView of soldiers lined up and around the corner at a wooden building mess hall in a military camp. Some soldiers are standing around under a tent on the other side possibly cooking food outside, with another building behind them. Taken by Shemorry during service in WWII in the 164th Signal Photo Company as a combat photographer.
General SubjectMilitary
Subject (LCTGM)Military life
Military facilities
Military camps
Soldiers
Buildings
Tents
Mess halls
Subject (LCSH)World War, 1939-1945 - Campaigns - India
World War, 1939-1945
LocationCalcutta (India)
India
Decade1940-1949
Item Number1-54-101-16
Negative Number1-54-101-16
Format of OriginalFilm negatives
Dimensions of Original11 x 14 cm.
Transcription"1000, End of War, Overseas, Heading on way home, 1945, Calcutta + on transport USS gen Brook" - Handwritten on box containing negatives.
NotesTitle created by staff.
Negative discolored by silver mirroring.
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 (1-54-101-16)
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 IDws15410116
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