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 original Cabell County Public Library, on the northeast corner of 5th Avenue and 9th Street, is now occupied by the Huntington Junior College. Through the window is a sign for Nick's News, which was originally was on 9th Street across from the old library, according to Jim Casto. "When the new library was built on that site, Nick's moved to 8th Street and 4th Avenue," he said. According to the Cabell County Public Library website, "Plans to establish a library in the city of Huntington were begun in late 1897 and a resolution by the Ministers Association was adopted in 1898 to open a public library. In 1899, books were collected for the establishment of a library and in late 1901, a room was leased for the library in the Florentine Annex. On March 1, 1902, the library was opened to the public. That same year, Andrew Carnegie donated $25,000 for a new building. On July 27, 1904, the new library was opened on the corner of 9th Street and 5th Avenue." The library dedicated its current building, on the northwest corner of 5th Avenue and 9th Street on Nov. 30, 1980. Date is unknown. Thanks to Jim Casto for the identification.