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Gibson's Photographic Gallery

65 Steinwehr Ave, Gettysburg, PA
717-337-9393
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Ranked #6 of 36 Attractions in Gettysburg
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums
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Garden City, Michigan
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33 reviews 33 reviews
16 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

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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Dauphin, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014 via mobile

Mr. Gibson and his wife (and their pooch), are fantastic people! I had my photo taken today in his studio and I'm still admiring the masterpiece. Im not vain, however I am a woman whom disguised myself as a union soldier for the photo, and cannot get over how well he and his wife pulled off the convincing picture. In... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

What a wonderful experience! I had read online about Rob and decided to go in for a photo. I made a reservation for later in the day, although they do take walk ins. I truly felt like the Belle of the Ball in this studio. His wife and mother-in-law were extremely friendly and helpful with getting me ready for the... More

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Queens, NY
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

This was a wonderful experience and well worth the time and money. My granddaughter and I dressed in 1863 ball gowns. Mrs. Gibson dressed us perfectly with accessories, makeup and hair ornaments. Mr. Gibson expertly adjusted the light and placed us in perfect position. He developed the tin-type in front of us. What an experience! And I have the results,... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Professional, friendly and takes his time. Showed us how the whole process worked, and the tintype turned out superb. Rob is a very cool guy and we got a first rate memento of our trip.

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Butler PA
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014 via mobile

This was the best money we spent the whole time at Gettysburg. The owners were professional yet friendly. They explain the entire process and you get to see your photo being developed in front of you. The photo turned out great and was a great experience overall. Highly recommended.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014 via mobile

My expectations were high after reading other reviews of Mr. Gibson's photos, expectations that he and his wife surpassed with flying colors! Not only were they extremely kind, they were a gold mine of local history and of the photographic process itself. My whole family was expertly outfitted in period styles of our choice, and arranged in front of an... More

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Gettysburg
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Rob Gibson is the best-known wet-plate photographer in the US. His studio is reminiscent of those operating during the Civil War. We are reenactors and had our own outfits but the Gibsons have good period type clothes/uniforms for modern tourists. Always pleased with Rob's photographs and he is always ready to share with customers about the wet plate process. No... More

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Fort Washington, Maryland
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4 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

Everyone was so nice and professional. If you are looking for an authentic civil war era photo, this is the place to go.

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Norfolk, Virginia, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014 via mobile

We had a wonderful experience at this studio. Not only were the owners extremely nice they went out of their way to make sure we were pampered and comfortble with our experience. The clothes fit perfect, not like most costume type outfits. These were the real thing. Both my husband and o felt as if we were in 1863. They... More

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