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Caption from James Casto's "Images of America: Cabell County" book: "D.E. Abbott came to Huntington from Vermont, completed his education at Marshall College, and started out in life as a photographer. His business proved successful and he began to enlarge and duplicate pictures, then opened a picture frame plant in Central City. In this photo of unknown date, employees of D.E. Abbott & Company pose for the camera. Who knows? The cameraman may well have been Abbott himself." The building still stands near the northwest corner of Washington Avenue and 14th Street West.

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.