The Tooth family on their lawn, Queensland, ca. 1890, via State Library of Queensland Commons on flickr.
Point Pleasant lies at the confluence of the Ohio and Kanawha Rivers. Siegel was working along the rivers on assignment for the U.S. Office of War Information. He photographed the U.S. Coast Guard patrol, steam and tow boats, and industrial plants, particularly the Marietta Manufacturing Company, which was constructing LT boats for the army.
Corkhill was an amateur photographer who took thousands of pictures of his family members and neighbors between 1890 and 1910, often posing them in their gardens. In 1975, his daughter gave his approximately 1,000 surviving glass plate negatives to the National Library.