Tazewell County
World War I Soldier

Included in the society's L. Sidney Eslinger Glass Negative Collection are over 100 glass plate negatives of identified area soldiers in uniform, probably from around the time of World War I. There are many, many more unnamed ones. These photographs were taken by H. H. Cole, the well-known Tazewell County photographer.

Tazewell County Genealogical & Historical Society is pleased to make these photos available to the soldiers? descendants. Check the list for your ancestor.

This sample photo is of an unknown solider
If you can identify him,
please email us at tcghs@tcghs.org

Our archivists have recently scanned these negatives and stored the images on CD-ROM (archival tiff format, 200 dpi).  At the same time, they created a surname index to the photos.

The index contains the names as they were originally handwritten on the glass negative by the photographer or his assistant. The spelling sometimes seems somewhat suspect, so be sure to check for spelling variations of your names.

Of course, accuracy of the identification cannot be guaranteed.  If you have questions about specific photographs, please feel free to email us - however, we do not have any additional information about these soldiers.

We will print the 5"x7" photos on high-quality photo paper, suitable for framing and display in your home.  Or, if you prefer, we'll send the digital image to you on CD-ROM.  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.

Order Instructions:

To order a photo, fill out the form and push "Add to Cart".

Once at the shopping cart,

  1. To order additional photos, press "Continue Shopping" to return here.

  2. To pay online by Credit Card or PayPal, press "Secure Check Out"

  3. 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:

TCGHS Archivists
World War I Soldier Photographs
PO Box 312
Pekin, IL 61555-0312

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** Warning Concerning Copyright Restrictions **

These photos are part of the Tazewell County Genealogical & Historical Society Photographic Collection and Are Not to Be Reproduced Without the Consent of the Society. The purchased reproduction is not to be ?used for any purpose other than private study, scholarship, or research?, as set forth in the copyright law of the United States (Title 17 U.S.Code).

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