Dinner for the Huntington Publishing Company paper carriers in 1952 at the Governor Cabell Hotel on 9th Street and 4th Avenue. John O. Davis writes, "In this photo, the boy in the back row with the poinsettia sweater is Larry Joe Davis. He will be age 75 in September this year and was 15 when this photo was taken. ... Larry currently resides in Proctorville, Ohio, with his wife, Dortha Davis. The gentlemen standing in front of the Christmas tree with glasses was former Mayor William D. "Bill" Toney Sr., route supervisor. The boy crouching in front of Bill Toney was Lowell Davis, brother of Larry who was 13 at the time. He is now deceased. The boy who is leaning forward in the middle row with the white shirt is Skip Lane. Hopefully we have given you some detail for this photo. Thank you for printing it. Larry is my father." According to Bruce A. Toney, the man standing at the back on the left is Bill Gibson, a distribution district manager.
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.
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 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.