Well, at least he paid us a visit before nearly ruining our stadium dedication. We know this because of that photo. That one photo. That’s really all you ever see. That’s what they put in the books. That’s all I had to work with. Until Edward Cochran wrote.
Cochran’s dad, William “Bill” A. Cochran, graduated from Auburn in 1941. He was an electrical engineering major. He was also apparently an amateur photographer. And when FDR came to town in March 1939, he was ready.
Among the campus candids his father shot, Edward recently found never-before-seen photos of Franklin D. Roosevelt’s motorcade through town.
You can read the transcript of the speech he gave from his car here. You can read about his whole Franksgiving thing affected Auburn football here.
More of the great photos Cochran shot between 1937-1941 are below.
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Greg Koerper says
Are all the pictures from Auburn?
The War Eagle Reader says
yes, as far as I know.
Edward Cochran says
Yes. These are all in Auburn around campus. My dad was there from 1937 until 1941.
More pictures at the library. http://aubiecat.auburn.edu/vwebv/holdingsInfo?bibId=5253859