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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 archives -
This is where West Virginia, Ohio and Kentucky meet. From the bottom, the Big Sandy River empties into the Ohio River. The land on the left is Catlettsburg, Ky. The land on the bottom right is Virginia Point in Kenova, W.Va. The land at top is South Point, Ohio. "This is one of the best aerial shots of Big Sandy Lock & Dam #1 that I have seen," said Richard McCoy of Huntington. "Lock & Dam #1 was part of a navigation system of 5 Locks & Dams. Nos. #1, #2 and #3 on the Big Sandy River and one on each of the tributaries, Levisa & Tug Forks. They were ground-breaking structures in their time, and prototypes for the 53 original navigable dams along the Ohio River, thereafter. L/D #1 was submerged by Greenup and was demolished to the navigable depth of 9 feet. Although abandoned, significant portions of L/D #2 at Prichard are still there. The L/D #3 has been converted to water supply for Louisa & Fort Gay. The L/D's on the tributaries have been abandoned. Sidelight L/D's #52 & #53 near the mouth of the Ohio River are still in use, and the subject of their replacement was the subject of a recent Courier-Journal article/editorial. Date is unknown.