Photographs

The majority of the following photographs appeared in the Reports for the West Virginia State Board of control. The circa dates of the photographs are the dates the images were published in the reports. All historical photographs were provided courtesy of the West Virginia and Regional Historic Collection, West Virginia University Libraries in Morgantown, West Virginia. These historical images of the Home are complemented by photography completed in September 2010 prior to the Home's demolition.


Colored Orphans' Home and Industrial School Band along with the institution's founder, Charles McGhee
Colored Orphans' Home and Industrial School Band along with
the institution's founder, Charles McGhee (indicated as "10").


Group portrait of girls living at the Home, circa 1912.
Group portrait of girls living at the Home, circa 1912.

Exterior of the Home's main building, circa 1914, prior to its destruction by fire in 1920.
Exterior of the Home's main building, circa 1914, prior to its
destruction by fire in 1920.


Group portrait of girls living at the Home, circa 1914.
Group portrait of girls living at the Home, circa 1914.

Group portrait of children at the Home, circa 1916.
Group portrait of children at the Home, circa 1916.

Barn and silo located at the Home, circa 1916
Barn and silo located at the Home, circa 1916

Farmer's cottage and barn at the Home, circa 1927
Farmer's cottage and barn at the Home, circa 1927

Children playing on a swing set at the Home, circa 1930
Children playing on a swing set at the Home, circa 1930.
Colored Orphans' Home and Industrial School Band in Huntington, West Virginia
Colored Orphans' Home and Industrial School Band
in Huntington, West Virginia.


Group portrait of boys living at the Home, circa 1912.
Group portrait of boys living at the Home, circa 1912.

Dining room in the main building of the West Virginia Colored Orphans' Home, circa 1914.
Dining room in the main building of the West Virginia Colored
Orphans' Home, circa 1914.


Group portrait of boys living at the Home, circa 1914.
Group portrait of boys living at the Home, circa 1914.

Group portrait of boys living at the Home, circa 1914.
Group portrait of boys living at the Home, circa 1914.

North and east elevations of the Home's main building, circa 1924.
North and east elevations of the Home's main building, circa 1924.

North and east elevations of the Home's main building, circa 1924.
North and east elevations of the Home's main building, circa 1924.

Children playing on swings at the Home, circa 1930.
Children playing on swings at the Home, circa 1930.
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