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Gibson's Photographic Gallery
Ranked #26 of 103 things to do in Gettysburg
Certificate of Excellence
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New Bloomfield, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
100 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 4, 2013

I was so glad i stopped at Gibson's photographic Gallery. Rob and Dee were so great . Please if you want quality work stop here dont go where they just dress you up and take a picture. Rob and Dee walk you thru the process and it is amazing. Thanks Dee and Rob. you made Mike and Jim's trip.

Visited April 2013
1 Thank James k
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101 reviews from our community

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English first
New York City, New York
Level Contributor
33 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Top Choice in Gettysburg”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 30, 2013

On a whim, took three kids - two boys & one girl [ages 11 & 10 years old]. The owners were so nice and very interested in giving the kids a fun and educational experience. Rob's wife dressed each child with care and made one particularly nervous girl so at ease I didn't think we'd get the costume off her!
The kids each offered that their time spent @ Gibson's was their #1 experience in Gettysburg.

Visited March 2013
1 Thank chrstn43
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Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Unsurpassed excellence in authentic 1860's photography”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 13, 2012

Rob Gibson is a master photographer. The methods he uses for wet plate and tintype photos are completely authentic, and his spouse/dresser is attentive and extremely helpful in choosing the correct attire and accessories to complement the sitter. A much-deserved 2012 Pick of the County winner.

Prices are very reasonable for the artistry and final product that is com

Visited November 2012
2 Thank M B
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Edmond, OK
Level Contributor
215 reviews
64 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
“Vintage Photography by World Renowned Photographer”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 23, 2012

We visited R.J. Gibson's studio. Wow! He has photographed many famous people (their pics are on his walls) and his demonstrations have been featured at the Smithsonian and The White House Press Corp. However, he is extremely humble and unassuming. He is eager to show you his vintage (dating back to the Civil War) cameras and the techniques he uses for processing tintype and glass plate photographs. If you want a vintage photo shoot by the master, this is your place!

Visited October 2012
Thank Sheryl M
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Avis, Pennsylvania, United States
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“BEST in Gettysburg”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2012

If you want an authentic Civil War photograph along with an amazing experience, go to Gibson's Photography. This is not digital photography like all the other places-this is the real deal! The clothes he uses are museum quality. For men, you can choose from Union or Confederate clothing. For ladies, he has ball gowns and other dresses to choose from. He also fixes your hair and provides jewelry to look like you are from the period. The camera he uses is from the 1800's. The process is the same as they used back then. He shares every part of the process with you and explains it too. This was mine and my husband's favorite thing we did in Gettysburg. The price is a little more than the digital places I think, but it is SO worth it. You will not regret stopping in there!

Visited October 2012
1 Thank Lisa B
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