We have a treasure trove of old negatives and photos at The Herald-Dispatch. Some of the images, we know. Others, we have no idea.
We are scanning the negatives and photos and running some of the photos in the newspaper.
These photos were from a box of 4x5 negatives with the year 1961 written on the outside.
Browse through the gallery. If you can add caption information to any of the photos (or correct a caption we already have), e-mail online editor Andrea Copley-Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 304-526-2764. Be sure to include the title of the gallery, details of the photo, your name and phone number.
Herald-Dispatch photo archive -
Chessie Club dance committee, according to the box. Date is unknown. "The handsome gentleman on the far right is my dad, Gary David Mullens, born in Huntington on Nov. 23, 1936," said Lesley Mullens, a Huntington native who now lives in Fort Collins, Colo. "He started working for the C&O Railroad in 1956 and planned many of the dances. He worked in Huntington then transferred to Baltimore and was employed with the railroad for 40 years until his death. He worked in accounting and then became one of their first computer programmers in 1966. The gentleman in the center is Joe Birdsong, who was a wonderful man that my mom, Nancy Jones, who also worked with the C&O, bowled with on a company team. The man pictured on the far left was Warren Brown, from the C&O accounting department, and was also a member of the Chessie bowling team."