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Herald-Dispatch photo archive - William C. Estler was an artist, collector and patron of the arts from Barboursville. He died Aug. 9, 1981, at age 69 in Palo Alto, Calif. A native of Chattaroy, W.Va., he graduated from Marshall College and joined The Herald-Dispatch in 1934. After serving in World War II, he was a public relations freelance counselor in New York City. Later he went to Palo Alto, where he was employed in the public relations department of Stanford Research Institute. A painter for many years, he studied art in New York, Mexico and France. He gained national recognition when his work was shown at the National Art Show in New York City in the 1940s. He was a frequent contributor to the Huntington Museum of Art. Date is unknown, though the photo is likely from the early 1950s.

Gallery: Do you remember? -- March 20, 2011

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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.

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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. They are most likely from the late 1940s to early 1950s.

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.

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