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Group portrait of Officer Hodges, three men and US Army Reserve Counselor Robinson
Group portrait of Officer Hodges, three men and US Army Reserve Counselor Robinson
TitleGroup portrait of Officer Hodges, three men and US Army Reserve Counselor Robinson
Date of Original1964?
CreatorShemorry, Bill, 1914-2004
Creator RolePhotographer
DescriptionGroup portrait of five men standing outside. On the left is Officer Hodges wearing a police uniform, two parachutists wearing jump suits, a man holding a plaque, and on the right is US Army Reserve Recruiting & Retention Counselor Robinson wearing his military uniform.
General SubjectPeople
Military
Subject (LCTGM)Men
Military uniforms
Uniforms
Parachutists
Parachute industry
Clothing & dress
People
Hats
Plaques
Subject (LCSH)African American men
LocationNorth Dakota
Decade1960-1969
Item Number1-64-17-691
Negative Number1-64-17-691
Format of OriginalFilm negatives
Dimensions of Original6 x 6 cm.
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 (1-64-17-691)
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 IDws16417691
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