Battle of Gettysburg Photos

Because the Society is located on one of the most famous battlefields in the world, many researchers come to view photographs related to the Battle of Gettysburg. The Society has over 3,000 photographs related to the Battle of Gettysburg, including soldiers, monuments, the battlefield, the borough of Gettysburg, the 50th reunion and 75th anniversary, and President Lincoln’s visit in November 1863 to dedicate the National Cemetery.

Some of the Society's most sought after images are in the collection of a local battlefield photographer, William H. Tipton (1850-1929). Tipton took thousands of images of the Gettysburg Battlefield and all the monuments placed on the field during his lifetime. The Society possesses over 600 glass plate negatives from Tipton's battlefield series. Additionally, the collection contains 3 of the 5 known sample books from Tipton's studio. These books sat in his office for his customers to select an image for purchase. There are over 1,000 images between the 3 books.

A small portion of the Society's photograph collection is now available online. Click here to access and search the photograph database. 

Many of the Society’s photographs are available for reproduction and publication, however because of size, condition, or copyright, not all photographs can be reproduced. If you would like to request reproductions of any photographs from the Society’s collection, click here to fill out the request a price quote form. Email your completed form to