Celebrate History – February 2021


Artifact of the Month

Below is William H. Tipton’s camera—used to take many of the most famous views of the Gettysburg Battlefield. The Adams County Historical Society also has hundreds of original Tipton photographs and negatives, including three large “sample albums” from his shop.

Tipton began his career as an apprentice with the Tyson Brothers during the Civil War. Here he is pictured driving the portable “dark room wagon” near Meade’s Headquarters on the Gettysburg Battlefield.




Adams County Historical Society - New BuildingThe Adams County Historical Society (ACHS) preserves millions of incredible artifacts like this one. Currently, ACHS needs your help raising funds for a new home that will protect these precious materials forever. To learn more, please visit www.achs-pa.org/campaign


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