These Then-And-Now pictures bring together some of the more unforgettable pictures of post-battle Gettysburg with modern versions taken from the same location as the originals. For many, these photographs conjure feelings of awe and amazement along with sadness and despair. These feelings are often magnified when visitors realize they can stand on the same ground – and see the same things – that Alexander Gardner, Timothy O’Sullivan, and James Gibson did when they took their unforgettable images in July 1863. It is with these unforgettable photographs in mind, and a nod to the men whose timeless images evoke such strong emotions, that we bring you this page. This is our attempt to look back through the windows of time.
Then And Now Pictures of the Battlefield
Staged Photo at Devil's Den
This view of Devil's Den also shows the western slope of Little Round Top in the distance to the right. Library of Congress.
This modern view of Devil's Den also shows the western slope of Little Round Top in the distance to the right. NPS Photo.
Meade's Headquarters: Lydia Leister House
The Lydia Leister house is where Union General George G. Meade made his headquarters during the Battle of Gettysburg. Library of Congress.
This modern day picture looks north along the Taneytown Road. The Lydia Leister house is obscured from view by a large tree. NPS Photo.
Trostle House with dead horses from Bigelow's Battery
The historic picture of the Trostle house, held up in the center of the modern picture, shows numerous dead horses from Bigelow's Battery. Library of Congress.
The modern picture of the Trostle house is partially obscured by a large tree. The monument to Bigelow's Battery can be seen to the right near the road. NPS Photo.