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“photos of those who came before” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Stratton Chapel Gallery

Stratton Chapel Gallery
Ranked #23 of 48 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.
Mandeville, Louisiana
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110 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“photos of those who came before”
5 of 5 bubbles 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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Mississippi
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105 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Wonderful photographic display”
5 of 5 bubbles 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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14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Delightful”
5 of 5 bubbles 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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39 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
“My legs wore out before I was finished looking.”
5 of 5 bubbles 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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27 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
“A must see”
5 of 5 bubbles 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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