Reception for WWII exhibit of photography is Tuesday
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.