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Street scene in Neosho, Missouri
Street scene in Neosho, Missouri
TitleStreet scene in Neosho, Missouri
Date of Original1943?
CreatorShemorry, Bill, 1914-2004
Creator RolePhotographer;
DescriptionA view of the main street of Neosho, Missouri. Cars are parked along the curb and on the street. Buildings line the street and signs for stores read Copeland's Military Stores, People's Shoes, Firestone, Carmar, Fox Furniture, Coffee Pot Cafe, Armstrong's Cafe, and Marks Shoe Repairing. Taken while Bill Shemorry was in training at Fort Crowder, Missouri, before he was in the 164th Signal Photo Company as a combat photographer during World War II.
General SubjectCity & town life
Subject (LCTGM)Stores & shops
Military life
Cities & towns
City & town life
Subject (LCSH)World War, 1939-1945
Building, Brick
Neosho (Mo.)
Item Number1-54-125-3
Negative Number1-54-125-3
Format of OriginalFilm negatives
Dimensions of Original5 x 6 cm.
Transcription"1024, Camp Crowder & Neosho" - Handwritten on envelope holding 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 (1-54-125-3)
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
Digital IDws1541253
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