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Gibson's Photographic Gallery

65 Steinwehr Ave, Gettysburg, PA 17325-2811
+1 717-337-9393
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Tintype Photo

We stopped here to have a old time photo taken in our period clothes and were not disappointed. Our... read more

Reviewed 6 February 2017
RFissel
via mobile
An experience--and souvenir--to cherish!

This was such a unique opportunity to learn the historical process of 19th century photography and... read more

Reviewed 2 February 2017
pamimi4
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Lititz, Pennsylvania
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65 Steinwehr Ave, Gettysburg, PA 17325-2811
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+1 717-337-9393
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Reviewed 6 February 2017 via mobile

We stopped here to have a old time photo taken in our period clothes and were not disappointed. Our photos turned out awesome. We are already making plans to have another taken.

Thank RFissel
Reviewed 2 February 2017

This was such a unique opportunity to learn the historical process of 19th century photography and walk away with the results. Starting with a piece of tin, Rob Gibson explained the entire process, which culminated an hour later in a tintype picture of us in...More

1  Thank pamimi4
Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

This experience was the best part our trip to Gettysburg! Mr. Gibson explained the whole process step by step & my kids especially enjoyed hearing how pictures were done in the 1800's. He had all the costumes at his studio & it was authentic down...More

1  Thank LizzyLaura7
Reviewed 29 November 2016

Having a photo made was so much fun to do because the whole process was fascinating. This is no digital camera stuff. This is the real deal like they used back in the 1800's with the chemical process and plate glass or tin-type photo. Rob...More

Thank Tami R
Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

We had the pleasure of being photographed by Mr Gibson. He was very patient with us and my little one. He explained the process and gave us options. He went through the costumes with us and helped us get dressed. We had the options of...More

1  Thank Arch L
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...More

Thank HEATHER L
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...More

Thank VTBrigade
Reviewed 11 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...More

1  Thank Sheridan S
Reviewed 4 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
Reviewed 27 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...More

3  Thank jatkins702
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travelinfromPA
Hi Jatkins702, Do you mind sharing what the cost was? This sounds like a lot of fun. I'm planning a short trip to Gettysburg and trying to calculate the cost of everything we want to do...there's so much! Do you happen to remember what the most budget-friendly option was for purchasing a photo? Thank you!
23 July 2016|
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Response from picklebear2015 | Reviewed this property |
This is a place where you go for the special experience of what was available in that day. It can be a little expensive from 30 dollars to what your budget can handle. It is something you never forget and always have that... More
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Chantaledm
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.
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
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Chantaledm
Is the Jennie Wade House 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.
18 August 2015|
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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.
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