A Photographic Study of All Things West Virginia

Diana Lynn’s

I have driven past this building in Elkview, West Virginia, countless times and have always thought it was a defunct bar.  The faded out figures and text painted onto the cinderblock wall tend to catch my eye as I pass by, so the other day I stopped to make an image.

Upon studying the resulting photograph, I realized that there is additional text on the wall that has been painted over.  Cranking up the contrast in Photoshop to a ridiculous level brought out the hidden message, and it turns out Diana Lynn’s is a defunct photography studio instead of a bar.  This also serves to explain the rather dressed-up looking figures on the wall, which didn’t really fit into what I know of rural West Virginia bars.

Mystery solved!

Elkview, West Virginia

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One response

  1. This one’s really sad looking. Cool, but sad… and old photography studio trying to catch a photographer’s attention…

    November 5, 2010 at 3:06 pm

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