Sales of classic photo benefit Humane Society

Published 12:00 am Thursday, December 9, 2004

NATCHEZ &045;&045; Sale of a new release of an old favorite Natchez photograph will benefit the Natchez Humane Society.

&uot;White Lights-Natchez Night,&uot; a photograph made by Mike Willey and sold out in years past, has been reproduced on heavy 12-by-18 stock, with the title printed on the lower white border.

Darby and Dennis Short, along with Willey, paid for reproducing the photograph and will donate 100 percent of the sale profits to the Humane Society, Darby Short said.

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&uot;It’s a beautiful picture, and the money will help to kick off raising funds for a new building for the Humane Society,&uot; she said.

Owners of Darby’s on Main Street, the Shorts will sell the photographs at $10 each at the store. Some have been autographed and others can be autographed by request, Darby Short said.

&uot;We always have been big supporters of the Humane Society,&uot; she said. &uot;And we used to live in the same neighborhood with Mike Willey. There are a lot of un-kept animals in that neighborhood.&uot;

So far, about 50 photographs have sold. She expects many more to go during the Christmas season.

The black-and-white photograph, looking east down Main Street to St. Mary Basilica, shows the lighted Christmas tree at the corner of Main and Commerce streets.