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Once-lost American Indian portraits go on display

Published 04/22/2013, Forum News Service

The old photographs and glass plates lay abandoned, dirty and dusty for years before David Cooper found them in his parent's photo studio. It turned out they were shot by Danish emigre Niels Larson Hakkerup, who set up shop in Bemidji around 1900 and is considered one of the leading portrait photographers of American Indians.

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