Thank goodness for the photos which document history! In celebration of World Photo Day, here are some photos of photographers, amateur and professional.
Photo 1: Mary Cooper Miller’s family in Izard County. Standing in back is her father William Jefferson “Jeff” Cooper, Sr. L to R: sister Linda Carol Cooper (with brownie camera around neck), Mary Cooper (Miller), mother Lora Edna Smith Cooper, brother William Jefferson “Bud” Cooper, Jr. on the occasion of Bud’s high school baccalaureate, May, 1959, at Melbourne Church of Christ. (OIRM, Miller, Mary Cooper collection)
Photo 2: J.R. Lewis, photographer, of Batesville, AR, in his studio with his camera, circa 1940s (OIRM, Powell/Guard collection)
Photo 3: Jeff Porter, editor of the Batesville High School yearbook, with a camera around his neck, making a funny face, circa 1977 (OIRM, Cook, Ruth Kent collection)