Photo submitted with certification application to the Arkansas Board of Barber Examiners by Danah Cox, age 48 [i.e. 49] in 1938. Cox was first certified by the board in 1938 in Little Rock, Pulaski County, Arkansas. His last date of certification was 1970.
1-119-24-1; 1-119-24-1; William E. (Bill) Shemorry Photograph Collection Mss 10958;
In the front seat of a military vehicle sit Colonel Danah, who is driving, and General Stilwell. In the back seat are Brigadier Generals Dorn and Merrill. Dorn is seated behind Stilwell and Merrill is behind Danah. A cloudy sky is visible in the background of the photograph in China in 1944. Photographic prints 4 x 5 in. "Back seat Gen Dorn Gen Merrill Front Gen Stilwell Col Danah"--Handwritten on back of photograph. Title created by staff. William 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.