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Herald-Dispatch archive photo -

About 1896. "Ironton's Idiotic Idiots" sewing club. From left (front), Clare Humphrey, whose father was superintendent of the Ironton City schools; Clare Simmons Blanton of the Bellefonte Iron family; Helen Ogg Ginn, wife of Fred J. Ginn, Huntington Superintendent of Agencies, C&O Railway; and Alice Bixby Layman of the Bixby jewelry store family. Standing, Harriet Dave Drumheller, wife of Frank Drumheller, vice president of the Kanawha Valley Bank in Charleston; sisters Bess and Felonise Moore (Felonise was owner and publisher of the Ironton Tribune until the late 1950s); Clara Davis Taylor, wife of a Portsmouth, Ohio, newspaperman who drowned saving his son; and Ethel Moran of the livery stable family.

Gallery: Do you remember? -- Jan. 10, 2011

Jan. 10, 2011 @ 10:39 AM

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 images were in a filing folder in a cabinet. Some of them have run in the newspaper before, and many of them had some information on the back.

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 acopley@herald-dispatch.com or call 304-526-2764. Be sure to include the title of the gallery, details of the photo, your name and phone number.