Gallery: Do you remember? -- Dec. 27, 2010
Jan. 30, 2011 @ 06:53 PM
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 email@example.com 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 -
Huntington Fire Department. The photo appears on page 37 in the book “Images of America -- Cabell County” by James Casto. Another view of the same building is on page 36, top. The photographer was standing on the northwest corner of 9th Street and 5th Avenue, looking across 9th Street to the fire station that was previously the city/county courthouse building. The building was located adjacent and north of the present Huntington Junior College, formerly the old Carnegie Library, and across 9th Street from the present Cabell County Library. The same building is shown in the center column, next to the last row of the same collage. It is shown in the book “Images of America -- Huntington” by Don Daniel McMillian, pages 61 and 62. Another view is shown on page 86 of the same book. It is also shown on the right edge of the photo in the left column, next to the last row. The photographer was standing on the west side of 9th Street in front of the present Cabell County Public Library.Thanks to Larry Legge for the information.