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Four Veterans at reunion
Four Veterans at reunion
TitleFour Veterans at reunion
Date of Originalafter 1960
CreatorShemorry, Bill, 1914-2004
Creator RolePhotographer;
DescriptionFour men, two in military uniforms, posing for a portrait at a gala event. Of the two men in military outfits, the one on the left has a nametag that says "Melhouse, " while the other remains unidentified. Of the two men in civilian dress, the one on the right has a nametag that says "George Harvey: 164th Infantry Ass'n: Co. E, " while the other has a nametag on which the phrase "Co. E" can be read.
General SubjectPeople
Subject (LCTGM)Soldiers
Clothing & dress
Suits (Clothing)
Military uniforms
Personal NameHarvey, George
Organization NameNorth Dakota. National Guard. Infantry Regiment, 1st. Company C
North Dakota. National Guard
United States. Army. Signal Photo Company, 164th
United States. Army
LocationWilliston (N.D.)
Williams County (N.D.)
Item Number1-54-85-2
Negative Number1-54-85-2
Format of OriginalFilm negatives
Dimensions of Original6 x 6 cm.
Transcription"894, VETERANS 164 Infantry reunion - Williston, Bob Morden - Geo Harvey" - 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 (1-54-85-2)
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 IDws154852
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