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Gibson's Photographic Gallery

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Address: 65 Steinwehr Ave, Gettysburg, PA
Phone Number: +1 717-337-9393
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Amazing Antique-Type Historical Photos -The Real Deal

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
Vivandiere61
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Exeter, Rhode Island
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Exeter, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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 works his magic and within a few minutes you have an authentic piece of art... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW 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 confederate or Union or civilian. I had an option of day dress or ball gown.... More 

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Oswego, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles 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... More 

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Shelburne, Vermont
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5 of 5 bubbles 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... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles 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... More 

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1 Thank Sheridan S
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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Staunton, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles 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... More 

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2016 via mobile

It was such a pleasure to meet and have work done with rob Gibson. He had so much knowledge to offer and such an interesting story. And of course did amazing work! It's not a cheap thing to do but well worth the money. I feel so lucky to have had the experience.

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Detroit, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2016

From the moment we walked into the studio, we knew this would be a special experience! The walls are covered with the thousands of photos taken by Rob over the years, including of Robert Duvall, Jeff Daniels, and Stephen Lang! We were certainly in the best of company. Rob was friendly and shared with us interesting details of his personal... More 

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Thank Bethany S
Highland Lakes, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2016

I have known Rob for years, and can attest that he does great photographic work, using the ancient methods used by Matthew Brady and other Civil War era photographers. Nobody does it better, and he's a nice guy to deal with. Highly recommended.

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