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Stratton Chapel Gallery
Ranked #24 of 49 things to do in Natchez
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Owner description: Gallery houses a collection of historic photographs (circa 1850-1951), printed from original negatives of famous photographers such as J.M. White, Henry d. Gurney and Henry C. Norman.
Hattiesburg, MS
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39 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
“My legs wore out before I was finished looking.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2009

This collection is astounding. The "guide" at the front door said that pictures were all developed from glass negatives that had been sitting on a Natchez patio in cardboard boxes. I can't imagine the patience and time it must have taken to hand develop each one but they shed light on the past in a way no film or book could do. As an added bonus, a man played the enormous pipe organ almost the entire time we toured the gallery. What a treat!

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Little Rock, AR
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26 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
“A must see”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 March 2008

This exhibit rivals any in a fine museum. We were lucky to have a very knowlegable volunteer staffing the church and photograph display that gave us a delightful tour of the church and a lot of background on the photographs. Captions with the photographs provide great background if you are not so lucky. You must see these photographs if you are in town, they complement the home tours greatly.

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Stamford CT
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27 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
“fascinating photography”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2007

500 fascinating photos dating back to the 1850s, ranging from formal portraits to riverboats to scenes of daily life. All races, all walks of life. Don't miss it.

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Bogalusa, Louisiana
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34 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
“The real Natchez”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2006

comes through in Gandy's pictures.

From the pictures of children, to brides, to paddleboats and downtown businesses, the historical Natchez is shown.

The Chapel is the perfect place for the exhibit, it's history blends with the photos' for the perfect ambience!

Most of the pictures can be found in the Acadian Publishing 3 books of Victorian photos (available at the bookstores in town, and at different antebellum home gift shops).

Combine the gallery with a visit to the Johnson house and you get an interesting view of historic Natchez!

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“It brings you back!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2006

You shouldn't miss this! Walking and gazing at the amazing photos gives you a feeling that you're in the middle of it all! The continuous rooms of photos could keep me there for hours. It really adds a personal touch to the history of Natchez. I would suggest you allow plenty of time on your itenerary for this visit to thoroughly enjoy it.

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