Many families either donate their Tazewell County family photographs to our Society or allow us to copy them. Unfortunately, many of these photographs are undated with unnamed persons taken at an unknown location. Please let us know if you can identify anyone in these photos!
The Ehrlicher Research Center photo collection contains thousands of images. Here’s parts of our current collection we would like to highlight:
Pioneering photographer H.H. Cole created a historical picture gallery of notable Tazewell County residents—displayed at one time on the hallway walls of the Tazewell County Courthouse. Many of these photographs are of early Tazewell County notable men. Our archivists scanned over 1500 of the 5″x7″ photos that had been stored in the basement of the Tazewell County Courthouse for decades. Here’s your chance to own a photograph of your Tazewell County ancestor taken by the same man who photographed Abraham Lincoln.
Included in the Society’s L Sidney Eslinger Glass Negative Collection are over one hundred glass plate negatives of identified Tazewell County area soldiers in uniform—probably from around World War I (1918). Our archivists have scanned these negatives (archival tiff format, 200 dpi). The original photographs were taken by Henry H. (“H.H.”) Cole—a pioneering Tazewell County photographer.