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Four soldiers standing outside, Williston, N.D.
Four soldiers standing outside, Williston, N.D.
TitleFour soldiers standing outside, Williston, N.D.
Date of Original194-?
CreatorShemorry, Bill, 1914-2004
Creator RolePhotographer;
DescriptionThree soldiers standing with an officer on the steps near the main entrance of a brick building. There is some snow on the steps. Another soldier and a woman are visible exiting the building at the doorway at the top of the stairs in the background.
General SubjectPeople
Subject (LCTGM)Soldiers
Military uniforms
Military personnel
Military officers
Subject (LCSH)World War, 1939-1945
Building, Brick
Organization NameNorth Dakota. National Guard
North Dakota. National Guard. Infantry Regiment, 1st. Company E
LocationWilliston (N.D.)
Williams County (N.D.)
Item Number1-54-100-6
Negative Number1-54-100-6
Format of OriginalFilm negatives
Dimensions of Original11 x 14 cm.
Transcription"909, Co E. Jerry Reep, Moose" and "Co E goes to Camp Rucker, Ala." - Handwritten on front of box 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 (1-54-100-6)
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 IDws1541006
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