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“photos of those who came before” 5 of 5 stars
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Stratton Chapel Gallery
405 State Street, Natchez, MS
601 442 4741
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Ranked #19 of 31 Attractions in Natchez
Type: Art Museums, Museums
Activities: Arts and crafts
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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.
Mandeville, Louisiana
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41 reviews 41 reviews
10 attraction reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
“photos of those who came before”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

This attraction is free and well worth the time to visit. It house an terrific collection of photos of Natchez resident from earlier times. The homes in the area are beautiful, but learning about the people is priceless.

Visited February 2013
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Natchez, Mississippi
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78 reviews 78 reviews
8 attraction reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
“Wonderful photographic display”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2012

This attraction is free and is one of the best collections of old photographs of Natchez. You will not be disappointed.

Visited September 2012
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Atlanta
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Delightful”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2009

If you're visiting Natchez, you'll undoubtedly be visiting several of the magnificent mansions around town. But what you miss as you tour these houses is any real sense of those who lived there, their children and servants, what they did, what the rest of Natchez looked like, etc. etc. Do yourself a favor and visit the Stratton Gallery and peruse the hundreds of excellent photographs that help complete a full 'picture' of Natchez.
Anyone with a good imagination will find dozens of images that will have you speculating on the 'backstory' to the photo. Delightful sums it up for me.

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Hattiesburg, MS
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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 attraction reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
“My legs wore out before I was finished looking.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 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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Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
“A must see”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 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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