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Herald-Dispatch photo archive -

Democratic presidential candidate William Jennings Bryan gives a campaign speech in 1908 at the Cabell County Courthouse. Bryan lost the race to William Howard Taft. The central portion of the Cabell County Courthouse got under construction in the 1880s, but they ran out of money, with the result that the structure was not finished and occupied until 1904. The west wing was added in 1923. The east wing was later built in 1940 as a Works Progress Administration project. Thanks to Dick Bolen, James Casto and Ken Reffeitt for the information.

Gallery: Do you remember? -- Dec. 27, 2010

Dec. 27, 2010 @ 09:55 AM

On Sunday morning, Jan. 17, 1909, the first edition of The Herald-Dispatch appeared on the streets of Huntington. Fast-forward 101 years, and that's a lot of history.

We have discovered a treasure trove of old negatives and photos at The Herald-Dispatch. Some of the images, we know. Others, we have no idea.

In the coming months, we will scan the negatives and photos, which are crumbling and degrading as the years pass. We will create photo galleries with the images and add what caption information we know.

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.