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.