Herbert Cooper from Hammersmith, London arrived in Strabane shortly before the start of WW1, where he acquired the photography studios of J. Burroughs on Railway Street. From 1913 right up until his death in 1960, Herbert set about recording every facet of life in his adopted town as well as beyond. The vast collection, now housed in Belfast are an amazing document of life in the north west during the first half of the 20th century featuring the seismic political events such as the Home Rule crises, WW1, natural disasters, sport, entertainments, as well as the studio portraits which were the stock in trade of the small town photographer.
The History and Museums Service of Derry City and Strabane District council with the generous support of the Public Records Office of Northern Ireland have collected together over 50 images which reflect the rich diversity of what has been described as one of the most important documentary collections in Ireland.
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