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Charles Killebrew, Jr.

Killebrew_montageCharles Killebrew, Jr.

Born in Tarboro, Charles Sidney Killebrew, Jr. made a name for himself as a photographer in Rocky Mount. Charlie Killebrew graduated from Tarboro High School and then served in the Army Air Corps during World War II. After the war he returned to eastern North Carolina and went to work as a photographer for the Rocky Mount Telegram. In the 1950s he began Carolina Aerial Mapping, becoming one of the first aerial mapping photographers in the state. He later opened his own studio. Over the years, Mr. Killebrew took over half a million photos of people and events in the Twin Counties. His collection was acquired by Braswell Memorial Library, and with time, the staff managed to get approximately 1,500 images digitized and online. The collection is now part of the Wilson Library at UNC.

Inducted into Hall of Fame 2013
Deceased