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Gibson's Photographic Gallery

Address: 65 Steinwehr Ave, Gettysburg, PA
Phone Number: 717-337-9393
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Ranked #8 of 30 Attractions in Gettysburg
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums, Museums
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Type: Art Museums, Museums

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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

I am really into photography and antique things so I knew I wanted to include a trip to Mr.Gibson's studio as part of my family vacation. I chose Mr.Gibson instead of the local competitor after viewing his website & some YouTube videos. It really came across in the videos that he loves what he does. We planned our trip to... More 

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Lorton, Virginia
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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
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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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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
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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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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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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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Libertyville IL
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

This was just a riot. My girls thought this was the best thing we did in Gettysburg. I was shocked when our image started appearing...it was just so amazing. The whole process from start to finish was just great! We've done the dress-up saloon pictures in Jackson Hole and this was nothing like that--this was real. Highly recommend doing this.

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Garden City, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

I have been traveling to Gettysburg for over 20 years now, and although my week's schedule is usually packed to the hilt with park ranger programs, battlewalks, and campfires, I have always wanted to get an "old time" photo in the place that I love so much. While planning my yearly trip this summer, I came across an excellent article... More 

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