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John Gibson Collection


John Gibson is a Montpelier, Vermont native, currently residing in Maryland. He is an artisan, specializing in applied decorative finishes, a historian of American made toys from the Golden Age of Toymaking, and a Civil War collector and dealer specializing in Vermont related items with a fondness for the 2nd Vermont Infantry.

Use the menu on the left to navigate throught John's extensive collection.

Recent additions to the collection:

October 2018
Charles F. Bancroft, 4th VT INF

George Chase, 1st VT INF, 4th VT INF and 2nd USSS

Henry H. Houghton, 4th VT INF and 2nd USSS

Unidentified private, sitting; A. S. Hayward, Chester, Vt., backmark

August 2018
Pair of 8th Vermonters seated together, CPT Alfred E. Getchell and 2LT Nathan Robie with a Houghton backmark.

July 2018
Ira J. Badger, 10th Vermont Infantry. Image was taken before 3rd Corps was reorganized into 6th Corps as partially seen by notation lower right - 'US Picture Tent'. (The reorganization occurred in March 1864)

Corps Badge belonging to Payson A. Pierce, 6th Vermont Infantry

Soldier's Pocket Book belonging to Pvt. Levi P. Headle of Shrewsbury, Vt - Co. E 2nd USSS and also Co. G 4th VVI. Enlisted at 14 years of age.

Almeron C. Inman, 15th and 17th Vermont Infantry

Austin N. Page, 1st Vermont Cavalry

See John's article in Military Images Magazine.

In addition to sharing his wonderful collection with us, he has made arrangements with other collectors to share some of their Vermont items.