Early Portrait Photographs from Stokes County Now Available Online

A portrait of James Madison Tesh

A portrait of James Madison Tesh

Ten early photographs from Stokes County are now available in the Images of North Carolina collection on DigitalNC. Most of the photos were taken by James Madison Tesh, a photographer based in Danbury and Madison, N.C., in the early 1870s. There is also one portrait of Tesh. All of the photos are portraits of local people, with the exception of a carte-de-visite showing the Stokes County Courthouse around 1870.

The original photographs are in the collection of the Stokes County Historical Society in Danbury. Several of the portraits in this collection are unidentified — if you recognize any of the individuals pictured here, please share your information in the comments section at the bottom of the page for that image.

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