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. The box is marked 1961.
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 -
The Waterloo Wonders were more than an outstanding basketball team. They were entertaining, much like the Harlem Globetrotters, both in high school and as professionals. The Wonders from rural Lawrence County won the Ohio Class B championships in 1934 and 1935, posting an incredible 97-3 record during that time. "They'd play two or three games a week, sometimes two in one night," said Danny Fulks, who in 1998 wrote the Wonders' story for the Ohio Historical Society. "They made the rules as they went along." Waterloo was coached by Magellan Harriston. The starters were Wyman Roberts, Curtis McMahon, Orlyn Roberts, Beryl Drummond and Stuart Wiseman. All but Wiseman went on to play for the professional Waterloo Wonders, one of four major pro teams in the nation. In 1937, the Wonders defeated the New York Celtics in Cleveland's Public Hall, 47-39, in front of about 7,000 fans. They played with the legends of the era, such as Goose Tatum, Sweetwater Clifton, Dutch Dehnert and Zach Clayton. The Wonders were considered outstanding ballhandlers. At a time when the set shot was often used, Waterloo's players took layups and hook shots. These photos are from some kind of reunion game in 1961, about 25 years after the players were in high school.