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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.


Jan. 17, 2011

Jan. 10, 2011

Jan. 6, 2011

Jan. 3, 2011

Dec. 27, 2010

Dec. 20, 2010

Dec. 14, 2010

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.