("H.H.") Cole was a well-known Tazewell
County photographer. Over
the years, he has become recognized
as an early pioneer in the photographic art form.
He was the
originator of a historical picture
gallery of notable Tazewell County residents displayed
at one time on the hallway walls of the Tazewell County Courthouse.
Our archivists were recently given access
to over 1500 5"x7" photos that have been stored in the basement of the
Tazewell County Courthouse for decades. Most of these photographs are of
early Tazewell County settlers. The photographs were scanned and stored
on CD-ROMs (tiff format, 200 dpi). Here's some samples of the
photographs (size reduced to fit available space):
Here's your chance to own a photograph of
your Tazewell County ancestor taken by the same man who photographed Abraham
Lincoln! Check the list for your ancestor(s)
(allow a few minutes for entire list to load).
Note the photos you want and return to this page. Then make your order below.
We'll send the digital
image to you by email or on CD-ROM. Or, if you prefer, we will print the
5"x7" photos on high-quality photo paper, suitable for framing and display in
your home. Your choice for only $12.00.
Orders may be placed at the Society's library, through
the mail, or online using the form below. They will be mailed at you for no extra charge or
you may pick them up at the library. Your order must be paid for before
we print the photographs.
To order a photo,
fill out the form and push "Add to Cart".
Once at the shopping cart,
- To order additional
photos, press "Continue Shopping" to return here.
To pay online by Credit
Card or PayPal, press "Secure Check Out"
To pay by mailing a
Check or Money Order, use your browser's print button to print the
shopping cart page - send a copy of the page, your shipping information,
and a check made out to "TCGHS" to:
Notable Men Photographs
PO Box 312
Pekin, IL 61555-0312