Historic Gandy exhibit prints offered at auction

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, November 22, 2000

Dr. Thomas H. Gandy has mixed feelings about this weekend’s sale of some of his historic photographic prints.

&uot;Some of these prints I’ve become attached to,&uot; he said, referring to recent work prepared for the Historic Natchez Foundation sale.

The large photographic collection covers work by three Natchez men, Henry Gurney, Henry Norman and Earl Norman, from the 1850s to the 1940s.

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On Saturday, Gandy and his wife, Joan, along with the Historic Natchez Foundation, will offer for sale a select group of matted prints from the collection.

Approximately 200 prints will be available from 2 to 5 p.m. at the foundation building at the Natchez Institute, 108 S. Commerce St.

While shopping during the silent auction, guests can enjoy cocktails and light refreshments.

Photos from the Gandy collection are on permanent display at the &uot;Natchez in Historic Photographs&uot; gallery at First Presbyterian Church.

Dr. Gandy said some but not all the prints on sale will be duplicates of those photo at the gallery.

Many of those included in the sale are retired from Gandy exhibits in England, Canada, Australia and different cities in the United States.

East print is matted and ready for framing with a certificate of authenticity showing it is an original print made by Dr. Gandy from a historic negative.

Dr. Gandy will also be at the auction to answer questions about the photographs and autograph prints upon request.

Bidding will begin to close at 4 p.m., and all bidding will close at 5 p.m.

The prints are arranged for preview during office hours on Friday and on Saturday prior to the auction.

Prints not sold Saturday will be available until Christmas on a first-come, first-served basis at the Historic Natchez Foundation.

Call 442-2500 for information.