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Herald-Dispatch photo archives -

Looking east at Westmoreland. This is the glass factory that Lincoln Polan bought to make optical glass. In the foreground is the Thompson Stove Factory. A significant manufactor of gas stoves in the early 20th Century. "Most every home in Huntington had a least one Thompson Stove," said Richard McCoy of Huntington. "The owner, Cecil Thompson, was a prominent citizen and mayor of Huntington. The vacant lot just beyond the factory was the site of the City of Huntington Swimming Pool named after Mayor Thompson. The pool was built in the early 1950s, so this photo predates that." McCoy also noted the four broadcasting towers of WSAZ radio in the space between the stove factory and glass factory. "The towers were spaced or laid out in a rhombus pattern for a reason," he said. "There were coils in the white building on the right that were adjustable and fed the broadcast signal to each tower. John Clay, WSAZ's chief engineer, told me the coils were carefully adjusted to deliver maximum strength up and down the Ohio Valley, where the largest audience resided." Date is unknown.

Gallery: Do you remember? -- Nov. 14, 2011

Nov. 16, 2011 @ 01:48 PM

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.

PAST HISTORICAL GALLERIES

Nov. 7, 2011

Oct. 31, 2011

Oct. 24, 2011

Oct. 17, 2011

Oct. 3, 2011

Sept. 26, 2011

Sept. 19, 2011

Sept. 12, 2011

Sept. 5, 2011

Aug. 22, 2011

Aug. 15, 2011

Aug. 9, 2011

July 28, 2011 -- Bob Hope's 1965 visit

July 25, 2011

July 18, 2011

July 5, 2011

June 27, 2011

June 20, 2011

June 13, 2011

May 31, 2011

May 23, 2011

May 16, 2011

May 9, 2011 -- Huntington State Hospital fire on Nov. 26, 1952

May 2, 2011

April 25, 2011

April 18, 2011

April 11, 2011

April 4, 2011

March 28, 2011

1984 Marshall vs. ETSU, welcome home rally

March 21, 2011

March 20, 2011

March 16, 2011

March 15, 2011

March 9, 2011

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March 7, 2011

Feb. 28, 2011

Feb. 23, 2011

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Feb. 14, 2011

Feb. 7, 2011

Jan. 31, 2011

Jan. 24, 2011

Jan. 17, 2011

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Dec. 27, 2010

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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.

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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