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Leonard C. Cooke (1877-1950)

Leonard Cooper Cooke was born in Boston, Massachusetts in 1877. He first appeared in Charlotte in 1915. His studio was first located in his home at 324 North Tryon Street (1) Cooke later would open a studio at 1702 E. 4th Street, where he remained until his retirement in 1946. (2) He passed away on March 21, 1950 in Shelby, North Carolina. (3)

Advertisement from The Caduceus, December 7, 1918.

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  1. Stephen Massengill, Photographers in North Carolina: The First Century, 1842-1941, pg. 66 and Miller’s Charlotte, North Carolina City Directory, 1915, p. 178.
  2. Hill’s Charlotte, North Carolina City Directory, 1945-1946, p. 149.
  3. North Carolina, Death Certificates, 1909-1976 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations Inc, 2007.