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Herald-Dispatch archive photo -

Caption from James Casto's "Images of America: Cabell County": "James Arthur Garner is shown at the wheel of his four-cylinder Winton 6 automobile, purchased in the fall of 1909 and credited by George Selden Wallace with being the first automobile in the city of Huntington. The car is shown parked in front of Gallick's Book Store in the 900 block of 4th Avenue. Note the gas tank located above the running board for fueling the headlights."

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.