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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 304-526-2764. Be sure to include the title of the gallery, details of the photo, your name and phone number.
Herald-Dispatch photo archives -
The Roxy Theater, 1037 4th Ave. in Huntington, opened Aug. 31, 1933. It burned Aug. 25, 1952, according to James F. Mitchell. The location is now a parking lot. The two movies that were playing at the time were "The Pride of St. Louis" and "The First Time," both starring Dan Dailey. The theater's owner was C. Bertram Hukle, originally from from Lexington, Ky. At one time, Hukle owned a chain of motion picture theaters that was headquartered in Huntington, according to Ken Reffeitt. "About 1949, he led a group of theater owners in a suit against the City of Huntington, styled Hukle v. City of Huntington, for imposing an entertainment tax," Reffeitt said. "The same was appealed to the West Virginia Supreme Court in 1950 which upheld the lower court's ruling against the city." Thanks to Mitchell and Reffeitt for the information.