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Gibson's Photographic Gallery

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Address: 65 Steinwehr Ave, Gettysburg, PA
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+1 717-337-9393

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True Artisan

Rob Gibson is a master of his craft. His pride in the skills he has developed are apparent as he explains the chemistry and processing he employs to take you back in time through... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 23 March 2016
Nathan I
Danville, Illinois
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Danville, Illinois
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29 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2016 via mobile

Rob Gibson is a master of his craft. His pride in the skills he has developed are apparent as he explains the chemistry and processing he employs to take you back in time through the lens. He is so skilled at his work that complex tasks that have taken him decades to hone appear to be effortless. My daughter and... More 

Thank Nathan I
Haddonfield, New Jersey
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27 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 March 2016

Rob was so nice and helpful. My daughters loved doing the photo. It was a fun experience for our entire family. I am excited to use the picture for a Christmas Card. You are able to buy the disc with the photo on it.

1 Thank ckuball
East Berlin, Pennsylvania
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17 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 2016

We had family CW portrait taken in 2014 and the resulting photo we used for Christmas cards. Everyone still talks about it today. Rob is a true professional and his work is unmatched in the Gettysburg area. I plan to return again.

Thank John P
Herndon, Virginia
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2015

Always a challenge to find new and fun things for my 11-year-old twins, but this really worked. Rob made it not only fun, but his attention to detail was amazing, and he took the time to give everyone a bit of flair to match their personality. Having the studio to ourselves and watching Rob mix up the chemicals made it... More 

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Smyrna, Georgia
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173 reviews
97 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2015 via mobile

This was the very first activity my husband and I did upon arriving in Gettysburg. It was so much fun and we would do it again in a heartbeat! He is professional and very good at what he does. We loved that we got to see him pour the chemicals on the tin and watch our photo come to life!... More 

1 Thank LoveBug41
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19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2015

I decided to get Tintypes made for my birthday. Our experience in the studio was the highlight of my day. the building is amazing. Getting dressed to fit the part and watching old technology in use is awesome. living history, and you get to see your photo come to life before you eyes! they look authentic to the time period!... More 

1 Thank Robyn K
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2015 via mobile

Wow! My husband and I researched different studios to have a tin type made. Time and again, we kept coming back to look at Gibsons Studio. We narrowed it down between Gibsons and one in Virginia. So glad we came to Gibsons. From the time you walk in the door you feel transported back in time. When you enter, you... More 

4 Thank talibastravels
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2015 via mobile

We visited Mr. Gibson's studio on a rainy day, midweek. The studio was closed but Mr. Gibson made a special trip into town to open just for us. The experience was amazing! He explained everything he was doing and let us watch every step of the process. He encouraged questions and even gave us a small history lesson. The tintype... More 

Thank Libysss
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5 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2015 via mobile

We had some photos taken by Gibson photography today and they came out great I love that he uses cameras that original to the civil war era over 150 years old keep up the great work we will be returning

1 Thank Dan T
Buffalo, New York
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67 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2015

My family of 6 had our pictures taken at Gibson's last week. The experience was first rate and of course the picture was great. Mr. Gibson has a ton of experience taking photos of Hollywood stars and many of his works can be seen in the movies and on TV. Ask him you tell you a few stories. Very interesting.... More 

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