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Alexander Dobbin Special Exhibit Gallery

Explore Civil War Photography in our Special Exhibit Gallery

Our current special exhibit is entitled “Early Photography at Gettysburg – The Frassanito Collection" and features stereographic images of dead soldiers on the battlefield, a series of rare views captured at Devil’s Den in November 1863, one of the first outdoor photographs taken in the town of Gettysburg, and the only existing photographic print from the Gettysburg Address ceremonies. The exhibit also features some of William A. Frassanito’s best known discoveries – the moving of a dead “sniper” at Devil’s Den, the location where bodies were photographed en masse at the George Rose Farm, and the elusive “Harvest of Death” photographic series. From photographers Alexander Gardner and Mathew Brady to the Tyson Brothers and William H. Tipton, Frassanito’s collection explores the people, places, and events that shaped the history of Gettysburg. The exhibit is free and open to the public and does not require tickets.

We anticipate that the current exhibit will run through the end of 2024. Stay tuned for announcements about future special exhibits coming soon!

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Any individual who financially qualifies, based upon level of income, may be granted free admission to the museum. The determination will be made by museum staff based upon that individual’s application for free admission.