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Four men, members of the 164th Signal Photograph Co. in Tibet
Four men, members of the 164th Signal Photograph Co. in Tibet
TitleFour men, members of the 164th Signal Photograph Co. in Tibet
Date of Original1945
DescriptionView of four men sitting in a room, members of the 164th Signal Photography Company who coverd the Sino-American Horse Purchasing Mission's activities during the spring of 1945 in Tibet. Left to right are Art Hedge, Bill Randolph, Ray Lawless, and Bill Shemorry.
General SubjectMilitary
People
Subject (LCTGM)People
Men
Military personnel
Military life
Beds
Military uniforms
Interiors
Boots
Subject (LCSH)World War, 1939-1945
Personal NameShemorry, William E. (Bill), 1914-2004
Hedge, Art
Randolph, Bill
Lawless, Ray
Organization NameUnited States. Army. Signal Photo Company, 164th
LocationTibet
Decade1940-1949
Item Number1-56-118-1
Negative Number1-56-118-1
Format of OriginalFilm negatives
Dimensions of Original10 x 13 cm.
Transcription"2097 Art Hedge, Bill Randolph, Ray Lawless, Bill Shemorry, Tibet, 1945" -- Handwritten on envelope holding negative.
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 (1-56-118-1)
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 IDws1561181
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