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“Bacj In Time”

Gibson's Photographic Gallery
Ranked #42 of 108 things to do in Gettysburg
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 4 October 2016

This was an experience in a lifetime well worth the money to walk away with a piece of art. Rob is very flexible just a phone call away he will open up his shop. He is a personable ,excellent photographer and a teacher explaining the process. The picture is processed on a tin plate as your negative then can be made to any size yoi wish. Fred and I have victorian decor in our home so we had Rob make a 12x16 beautifully matted with a rich antiquish dark frame. He picked out our outfits Fred looked like a pretigious well to do man dressed in white shirt silk bow tie long black tailored coat, walking stick ,the bowl hat and to finish it off with an antique pocket watch haning out if his pocket. I myself dressed in a victorian gold ball gown a shawl draped over the dress with the hoop underneathhair pulled back and a velvet black choker band around my neck. So much fun we felt like we were back in time 1800s. I would highly recommend this has one of your stops in Gettysburg a memory of a lifetime. Rob is not the average run of the mill photographer but a man that has love of that period of time and the appreciation of the 1800's photography of the real process that was used. Thank you Rob I love this picture can't ever be just a souvenier from a gift shop!!,

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Reviewed 30 September 2016

A visit to Mr. Gibson's studio is a truly unique experience. Mr. Gibson is a professional and he will work with you to achieve your goal for the photograph. The authentic 1860's camera and equipment along with Rob's experience and eye for detail will provide you with a one of a kind keepsake. In addition, Rob explains and demonstrates the wet-plate process.

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Reviewed 10 September 2016

You HAVE to go here if you're going to be in Gettysburg! Robert Gibson has been doing this for a long time, he's a professional who's even been to the White House to take his unique photos! He uses an authentic 1860s camera and shows you every step of the process. He is committed to authenticity, he picks out correct clothing, jewelry, and how to wear your hair. I even wore 1860s eyeglasses! This was the coolest, most fun thing I did in Gettysburg and definitely a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

1  Thank Sheridan S
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Reviewed 3 July 2016 via mobile

A++++, Fantastic staff, AMAZING finished product. The photographer took his time to explain the entire photo process and showed us how the chemicals changed and produced plate.

Thank DaddyO A
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Reviewed 26 June 2016 via mobile

Not the cheap imitation digital studios. You pay for it, but they dress everyone, position everybody perfectly, take the image, and give you a lesson in historic photography. Why do photography paper when tintype or ambrotype is an option. Their eye for details gives you instant (ok, couple hours) family histories.

The only advice: go with patience; it's art...thus can't be rushed. Tons of fun!

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