CHARLESTON, W.Va. — On Monday, the Daily Mail published a story about a former photography studio on the East End of Charleston and the thousands of photos left behind.
Located at 1607 1/2 Washington St. E., Lindsay’s Studio operated for several decades until it closed in 2000 when the owner, Lindsay Hignite, died.
Thousands of prints produced by the studio were left behind, and were discovered when the Charleston Urban Renewal Authority purchased the building as-is last fall — a purchase that included the contents of the building.
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But instead of disposing of the photos before beginning renovation work, CURA officials wanted to find homes for the images.
Staff at the Daily Mail asked the authority if the newspaper could take as many of the photos as possible to assist in identifying the subjects and return the images to the subjects or their families. Officials agreed to the request.
The Daily Mail has created an album on its Facebook page with 157 images so far. There are plans to add more photos.
We encourage anyone to identify those pictured.
Already, both images featured in Monday’s story have been claimed by the families of those shown in the images…