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Brown's dress store at 944 4th Ave., is the current location of N.Y. Bagel Cafe & Deli. Frank Booth III emailed to share this story: "The Brown's Apparel shot brought back special memories. More than a half century ago, as a young boy of ten or so, I was too often forced to ride with my mother in her Buick to town to return a dress or two to Brown's. She would let me out of the car and send me into the store to make the return, where I faced a cadre of sales women, who thoroughly enjoyed teasing me, while Mom circled the block. This arrangement served several purposes, all to Mom's benefit. One, Mom would not have to dress up to go downtown; she stayed in the car. (Back then, no self-respecting woman would think of going to town without a bath, fresh clothes, hose, gloves, and a hat!) Two, she didn't have to find a parking place. Three, it saved her from confronting the disappointed sales ladies, leaving me to defend the reason for returning the item! I guess it was good training though, because, years later, I was quite comfortable in my summer job at The Smart Shop, where there were 46 women employed ... and me, as the only male!"

Gallery: Do you remember? -- March 26, 2012

Mar. 26, 2012 @ 02:05 PM

On Sunday, Jan. 17, 1909, the first edition of The Herald-Dispatch hit the streets of Huntington.

PAST HISTORICAL GALLERIES

March 5, 2012

Feb. 28, 2012

Feb. 20, 2012

Feb. 7, 2012

Jan. 30, 2012

Jan. 23, 2012

Jan. 16, 2012

Jan. 9, 2012

Jan. 2, 2012

Dec. 26, 2011

Dec. 19, 2011

Dec. 12, 2011

Nov. 28, 2011

Nov. 14, 2011

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 28, 2011 -- Field House Memories

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

March 8, 2011

March 7, 2011

Feb. 28, 2011

Feb. 23, 2011

Feb. 21, 2011

Feb. 14, 2011

Feb. 7, 2011

Jan. 31, 2011

Jan. 24, 2011

Jan. 17, 2011

Jan. 10, 2011

Jan. 6, 2011

Jan. 3, 2011

Dec. 27, 2010

Dec. 20, 2010

Dec. 14, 2010

While we no longer have very many photos from those early years, we do have a stash of negatives from the 1950s and early 1960s. Our dated, organized negative archives begin in April 1966.

Since December 2010, we have been scanning boxes of old negatives and posting them here at www.herald-dispatch.com/historicalphotos. We add what caption information we know, and readers have been helping to fill in the gaps.

If you can add caption information to any of the photos (or correct a caption we already have), email online editor Andrea Copley-Smith at acopley@herald-dispatch.com. Be sure to include the title of the gallery, details of the photo, your name and phone number.

Reprints of these photos are available. Find the photo you would like to purchase, then click "Purchase this photo" underneath it. Prices are $6 for a 4x6, $11 for a 5x7 and $15 for an 8x10. There are also bigger photo sizes and framing options, if you would be interested.

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