Rockingham Remembered
Ye Olde Scrapbook
1880 Saloon in Rockingham
Joe M. McLaurin, who has collected well over 10,000 old Richmond
County photographs for his "Richmond County Historical Collection,"
says the photograph above may be the oldest local photo he has yet
seen.(In 1984). It depicts a saloon somewhere in the vicinity of
Rockingham. The print in McLaurin's collection, from which this is
copied, was itself copied from an old tintype - which explains why
the word "Saloon" is printed in reverse or mirror image, on the front
of the building. McLaurin estimates that the tintype was made about
1880.