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Gibson's Photographic Gallery

65 Steinwehr Ave, Gettysburg, PA 17325-2811
+1 717-337-9393
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Bacj In Time

This was an experience in a lifetime well worth the money to walk away with a piece of art. Rob is... read more

Reviewed 4 October 2016
HEATHER L
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Oswego, New York
A truly unique experience.

A visit to Mr. Gibson's studio is a truly unique experience. Mr. Gibson is a professional and he... read more

Reviewed 29 September 2016
VTBrigade
,
Shelburne, Vermont
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65 Steinwehr Ave, Gettysburg, PA 17325-2811
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+1 717-337-9393
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Reviewed October 4, 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

1  Thank HEATHER L
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Reviewed September 29, 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
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Reviewed September 10, 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
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Reviewed July 3, 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 June 26, 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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Reviewed June 19, 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...More

Thank niknack13
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Reviewed June 16, 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...More

Thank Bethany S
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Reviewed June 5, 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.

Thank DrumBob
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Reviewed June 1, 2016

We were there several years ago, RJ was super in explaining and showing the equipment in use, being authentic cameras and same process used in the 1860's. Going back this year was the best thing we could have done. Have surprised several people with our...More

Thank picklebear2015
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Reviewed May 20, 2016

We had so much fun getting dressed up in old fashioned clothes and posing for the camera! They use period equipment and photo processing- very interesting to watch. We will do it again!

Thank theblanketladyllc
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travelinfromPA
July 22, 2016|
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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
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Chantaledm
August 17, 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
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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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