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Republican candidate for president Wendell Willkie speaks in downtown Huntington on Tuesday, Oct. 29, 1940. The building in the background is the U.S. Post Office and Federal Building at 9th Street and 5th Avenue, now known as the Sidney L. Cristie Federal Building. The photo ran in the Thursday, Oc. 31, 1940, New York Times, along with a story about Willkie's speech in Baltimore. The caption reads "A Willkie Audience That Reached to the Rooftops: There was no standing room in Public Square as the Republican candidate spoke in Huntington, W.Va., on Tuesday."

Gallery: Do you remember? -- Dec. 14, 2010

Dec. 14, 2010 @ 05:51 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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