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Saying Good Bye to departing soldiers
Saying Good Bye to departing soldiers
TitleSaying Good Bye to departing soldiers
Date of Originalbefore 1943
CreatorShemorry, Bill, 1914-2004
Creator RolePhotographer;
DescriptionPortrait of a young soldier and a young woman holding hands on a bench. The young woman is holding something, either to give to the soldier or that she just received from him. At her feet is a suit case, and behind her are more people wearing winter coats and hats all inside the train station.
General SubjectPeople
Subject (LCTGM)Soldiers
Railroad stations
Subject (LCSH)World War, 1939-1945
North Dakota. National Guard. Infantry Regiment, 1st. Company E
Organization NameNorth Dakota. National Guard. Infantry Regiment, 1st. Company C
North Dakota. National Guard
Item Number1-54-63-10
Negative Number1-54-63-10
Format of OriginalFilm negatives
Dimensions of Original14 x 11 cm.
Transcription"872, Company E Inspec Banq Called Into Fed Serv" - 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 (1-54-63-10)
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 IDws1546310
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