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Herald-Dispatch archive photo -

The 1884 flood. South side of 3rd Avenue, west of 10th Street. The Holswade Undertakers was part of the Holswade Furniture store in the 700 block of 4th Avenue about where the BW3 Restaurant is located. Many funeral homes started out as furniture stores and carried caskets as part of their stock. Thus, it was easy to transition into funeral homes when patrons started to need a place for the viewing besides in their own homes. Thanks to Ken Reffeitt for helping identify the photo.

Gallery: Do you remember? -- Dec. 20, 2010 (updated captions)

Dec. 22, 2010 @ 01:12 PM

On Sunday morning, Jan. 17, 1909, the first edition of The Herald-Dispatch appeared on the streets of Huntington. Fast-forward 101 years, and that's a lot of history.

We have discovered a treasure trove of old negatives and photos at The Herald-Dispatch. Some of the images, we know. Others, we have no idea.

In the coming months, we will scan the negatives and photos, which are crumbling and degrading as the years pass. We will create photo galleries with the images and add what caption information we know.

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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