When Germans Came to North Carolina
Members of the Camp Fire Brigade  

Faces from the Camp (at left)
When a German concert band and ship's crew
were brought to a small town in the mountains
of western North Carolina in 1917, a detainee
camp sprang up on the grounds of a fashionable

One detainee had a camera.

HIs name was Adolph Thierbach, and his photos
have survived to preserve images of this curious
detainment camp, as well as give glimpses of a
small rural town in the early Twentieth Century.

To learn more about this story and the website,
go to About This Archive.

Photo at left is a portion of
Camp Fire Brigade (Lager Feuerwehr).

To help you through this website, the photo collection has been categorized into the following topics.
Each category webpage has thumbnail photos, which, when clicked, will result in an enlarged view.
Links are provided on these pages both to other category pages and back to Home page.

Adolph Thierbach | German Village 1| Detainee Camp | Hot Springs Buildings | Group Photographs | Portraits | Transportation | Whimsy

German Village 2 | Group Photographs 2 | Hot Springs Buildings 2 | Death

This archive is the property of Madison County Public LIbrary in Marshall, North Carolina. Learn more about the Madison County Library by visiting its website.

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