Re­cep­tion for WWII ex­hibit of pho­tog­ra­phy is Tues­day

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A re­cep­tion Tues­day, Sept. 18, will open a new pho­tog­ra­phy ex­hibit, “World War II Through the Sol­dier’s Cam­era,” at the 6th Cavalry Mu­seum on Barn­hardt Cir­cle in Fort Oglethorpe, Ge­or­gia. The free re­cep­tion will be held from 5 to 7 p.m.

The ex­hibit fea­tures wartime pho­tog­ra­phy by Chat­tanoogan Hu­bert “Hubo” Fisher, who served in the Army Air Corps in the South Pa­cific dur­ing World War II.

The 20-panel dis­play gives a rare look at sol­diers, camp life, USO per­for­mances and the dev­as­ta­tion of war as pho­tographed by the sol­diers them­selves.

The orig­i­nal pho­tos were lost in a house fire, but for­tu­nately the fam­ily had dig­i­tally saved the vast photo col­lec­tion.

Fisher’s grand­son Brent Tem­ple­ton, a mu­seum vol­un­teer, part­nered with the mu­seum for this first ex­hibit pro- duced by the mu­seum. It has been de­signed as a trav­el­ing ex­hibit in or­der to ac­com­mo­date small mu­se­ums that lack the bud­get to af­ford mil­i­tary ex­hibits of­fered by na­tional com­pa­nies.

In ad­di­tion to Fisher’s pho­tog­ra­phy, Ridge­land High School’s ex­hibit on Mil­i­tary Pro­pa­ganda is also on dis­play for guests to see.

For more i nfor­ma­tion or to sched­ule a group tour, call 706- 861- 2860 or visit www.6thcav­al­ry­mu­seum.org.

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