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