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Herald-Dispatch archive photo -

Dignitaries attend a groundbreaking at Huntington State Hospital, today known as the Mildred Mitchell-Bateman Hospital along Norway Avenue. It was established by the West Virginia Legislature as an insane asylum in 1897 and called the Home for Incurables. The facility has undergone a number of changes over the years. This photo looks to be from the 1940s or 1950s.

Gallery: Do you remember? -- Jan 24, 2011

Jan. 24, 2011 @ 12:38 PM

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.

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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. The box identifies most of the photos, but does not give a date of when they were shot.

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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