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These Marshall College co-eds are dressed up as Daisy May for "Sadie Hawkins Day" based on the characters from Al Capp's "Lil' Abner" comic strip. To reduce the number of “old maids” in the comic strip town of Dogpatch, one day a year the woman could ask the man to marry her — "If she could catch him." With a bit of a head start, the co-eds would chase the males around the intramural track. Those caught met the “fate” described. Thanks to Ken Reffeitt and Richard McCoy for the information. Date is unknown, although the photo is likely from the late 1940s to early 1950s.

Gallery: Do you remember? -- March 28, 2011

Mar. 30, 2011 @ 10:34 AM

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

We are scanning the negatives and photos and running some of the photos in the newspaper.

These photos were from a box of 4x5 negatives. They are most likely from the late 1940s to early 1950s.

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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