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Gibson's Photographic Gallery, Gettysburg

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  • Walking into his studio is a trip to the 1860s, The equipment that he uses is from the Civil War era. Both he and his wife are excellent and knowledgable. He explains everything and shows you how it i...  more »
  • We had the opportunity to visit the gallery and it was well worth it. The owner is so knowledgeable on the use and history of old tin type photography and showed us his old cameras and the process of ...  more »
  • Great discovery: nice house, a sticker "trip advisor" on the door, I walked. The history teacher that I was stunned: in less than 10 min here I became a certified lieutenant 1860! Excellent explanations of the photographer on his work of time and very successful photo. The happy School of the surprise of my students who did not understand how a soldier of the civil war could both be like me! One caveat: it is not given.
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  • My name is Melissa. I've wanted a family portrait done in this fashion for yrs. What luck I had that day in finding Gibson's! They use the exact 19th century methods, including the 1863 camera. My husband, grown sons and I had a beautiful haunting photo done, dressed in the style of the Union Irish Brigade. Great care was taken in the dress and hair! This is the real deal, not a modern impression enhanced by modern effects. I would like to give them a 10!!
  • Definitely one of the best places in town to get a old timey 1800's picture taken I'd suggest this to anyone going out to Gettysburg to at least visit this guy at least once you won't regret it! I was very pleased with the outcome!😃
  • A true professional. If you want an authentic experience and a tintype print made exactly like they were during the civil war - this is the place to be! This is not one of those places you get "old timey" photos done at the county fair. This is the real deal! Treat yourself and your loved one to this one of a kind experience and art.
  • What a great way to travel back in time.
  • Great photographer. Uses real cameras from the 19th century. They have clothes you can wear and a dressing room. Was on history channel and worked on movies as well, with jeff Daniels, Ted Turner, and Bob Dylan.

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