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Gibson's Photographic Gallery

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So Much More than a Picture!

I've always wanted to get an "old time picture" taken. This is not just a picture -- it's an... read more

Reviewed 29 July 2012
Richmond, Virginia
You can't find it more real than this.

Rob the owner has extensive knowledge of old time photography which makes it interesting and fun... read more

Reviewed 1 July 2012
Seattle, Washington
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65 Steinwehr Ave, Gettysburg, PA 17325-2811
+1 717-337-9393
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Reviewed 29 July 2012

I've always wanted to get an "old time picture" taken. This is not just a picture -- it's an experience. He uses an authentic camera from the era (1880's) as well as the techniques current to the time and explains the whole process to you....More

Date of experience: July 2012
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Reviewed 1 July 2012

Rob the owner has extensive knowledge of old time photography which makes it interesting and fun. He dresses you up in realistic uniforms that make the pictures come alive.

Date of experience: June 2012
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Reviewed 25 June 2012

This is an amazing adventure and a must do when vistiting Gettysburg. The owner Rob is a amazing guy he has studied civil war photography for 20 years He takes you back in time as he shows you each step of how he uses his...More

1  Thank OneBadCowboy
Reviewed 21 June 2012

Rob uses the same cameras, & processing that was used in 1863 not a computerized sepia image. He gives you the tin that your image is captured on. The print is the real thing, the same as was created in 1863, no computers, no modern...More

Date of experience: June 2012
2  Thank RJS0623
Reviewed 24 April 2012

this is the second time we visited Gibson's, Rob and his wife are great. He has the real stuff from the 1860's and will share his knowledge with you. This is not like the tourist places with the costumes that tie up in the back....More

Date of experience: April 2012
2  Thank Pippin43
Reviewed 23 April 2012

The best civil war photography place in town.....Owner is a gem to deal with, he cares about what he does anfd it shows......

Date of experience: May 2011
2  Thank blackhorse1863
Reviewed 18 April 2012

Gibson's Photographic Gallery is by far the best authentic 1800's wet plate photography studio I have visited. Rob only uses authentic equipment and clothing from the 1800's to create his unique tintypes and glass plate photos. He can also transfer them to an actual photograph...More

Date of experience: August 2011
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Response from ckuball | Reviewed this property |
Hello: we bought a tin type plate, large picture, small pictures and CD and it was almost 200 dollars. I would call the owner. He was super nice and tell him your budget. Personally I think he would work with you. Ask him... More
18 August 2015|
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Response from Bea4trips | Reviewed this property |
Hello, The studio hours (as it appears in their website) are: Most Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays: 11-5, OR By Appointment You can always call them to confirm this at: 717-337-9393 We had an amazing experience with... More
18 August 2015|
Response from Chantaledm |
Sorry, I meant to ask: Is the Gibson Photographic Gallery open all year round? Our family is considering a trip at the end of October/beginning of November, and we are trying to determine what attractions will be open.