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Departing Soldiers
Departing Soldiers
TitleDeparting Soldiers
Date of Originalbefore 1943
CreatorShemorry, Bill, 1914-2004
Creator RolePhotographer;
DescriptionLine of soldiers entering a train car, as a crowd watches them leave. The soldier in the center of the photo has a pack of Camel cigarettes in his pocket, as well as the phrase "Co. E" scrawled on his pack.
General SubjectPeople
Military
Subject (LCTGM)Soldiers
People
Men
Crowds
Military uniforms
Military personnel
Military mobilizations
Railroad stations
Railroad cars
Rifles
Backpacking
Cigarettes
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
Decade1940-1949
Item Number1-54-63-9
Negative Number1-54-63-9
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 (1-54-63-9)
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 IDws154639
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