Some local, to me, news. Respect to the photogs of old.
“Mr. Cooper photographed presidents and celebrities, buildings going up and coming down, joys and sorrows.
In 1948, he photographed President Harry Truman at the State Fair in Raleigh as Truman spoke to a crowd of 200,000.
He photographed President Dwight Eisenhower in 1953 when he visited Raleigh and Statesville, and in the early 1960s, Mr. Cooper covered President John Kennedy when he arrived at Raleigh-Durham Airport for a speech at UNC in Chapel Hill.
But Mr. Cooper never let his eyes wander far from Durham, documenting the city’s growth from the end of World War II until he retired in 1985. His 40-year body of work reflects Durham as it transformed from a tobacco town to the City of Medicine.”