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Gibson's Photographic Gallery

Address: 65 Steinwehr Ave, Gettysburg, PA
Phone Number: 717-337-9393
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Ranked #13 of 62 things to do in Gettysburg
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art museums, Museums
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Type: Art museums, Museums

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Flemington, New Jersey
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Rob and his staff were, AMAZING! Very knowledgeable, friendly, and professional in all aspects of the process. Stepping into the studio is like stepping back in time! Professionally done photographs line all of the walls and the clothing available is plentiful in size, quantity, and variety! My fiance's eyes are very blue and turned out almost white in the tintype,... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

I walked into Gibson and they were able to photograph me without an appointment (unlike the Victorian Studio). I noticed they had photographed a lot of celebrities and used the exact same photo process from the 1860's. They were very friendly, informative, and my photo was STUNNING! Worth every penny and I will definitely come back. I highly recommend taking... More 

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Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Great experience! My husband, daughter, son and I, along with my parents visited this gallery on a whim while in Gettysburg for my daughter's 16th birthday. I have always wanted to have our pictures taken in period dress. THIS was WONDERFUL!! The clothes fit (I am a size 14/16) and we looked GREAT! Rob was VERY informative and let us... More 

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Lorton, Virginia
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Pictures done by an expert who happens to provide a service at a very affordable price. Whether you are rich and famous or not, Mr. Gibson will turn the clock back and have you looking very 1860ish in a matter of seconds.

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Poolesville, Maryland, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

As a professional photographer of children and families, this was MY vacation highlight. Not only do I have an amazing image of my sons, but we were all privy to the entire process. Mr. Gibson explained everything he was doing from plate preparation and posing to exposure and the magic of development. Keeping the attention of three boys ages 5,7... More 

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Hailey, Idaho
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33 reviews 33 reviews
5 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

Quirky, authentic photo studio uses tintype method with 1860s camera to create a memorable experience in Gettysburg. Unlike many tourist traps, this studio is for real. Rob is truly a master in his field. A group of 8 business associates were impressed by the history and realism in our experience. I would say it was the highlight of our trip... More 

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Allentown, Pennsylvania, United States
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Rob Gibson is perhaps the best wet-plate photographer around. His knowledge of the photographers, photography style, and the art in general is unsurpassed. Combined with great customer service, an authentic studio with an authentic wardrobe, a trip to Gibson's Photographic Studio tops off any trip to Gettysburg. This is not your tourist photo, where a normal picture is tinted to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 via mobile

If you want to experience what was like to take pictures back in the days using the authentic 1800's camara and wearing the clothes they wore - this is the place to go! They really take care of you by dressing you up and telling you fantastic stories about the civil war and it's different characters. They also show you... More 

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Elkhart, Indiana
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

The man is a expert and has all the period clothing for your civil war photo . He did photos of the stars from Gettysburg the movie he has pictures on the wall my wife's favorite Sam Elliot.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

This was the coolest thing we did during our visit to Gettysburg! Dee and R.J were fantastic and made it a full experience. We loved their attention to detail, skill, and efforts to not only photograph us, but also to educate us on the process of using civil war era cameras and developing methods. It was well worth every penny... More 

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