Mathew Brady

<p><b>Mathew Brady</b>, <i>Abraham Lincoln, President, U.S.</i>, 1864.</p>
<p><b>Mathew Brady</b>, <i>General George A. Custer</i>, circa 1863.</p>
<p><b>Mathew Brady</b>, <i>General William Tecumseh Sherman</i>, 1865.</p>
<p><b>Mathew Brady</b></p>
<p><b>Mathew Brady</b>, <i>Susan B. Anthony</i>, c. 1870, photographic print on carte de visite mount : albumen ; mount 10.5 x 6.5 cm.</p>
<p><b>Mathew Brady</b>, <i>Michael Faraday, half-length portrait, three-quarters to the right, seated in chair, hand resting on table</i>, between 1844 and 1860, half-plate daguerrotype, gold toned</p>
<p><b>Mathew Brady</b>, <i>Washington Monument as it stood for 25 years</i>, c. 1860, glass plate, wet collodian negative</p>
<p><b>Mathew Brady</b>, <i>Samuel F.B. Morse, half-length portrait, posing with left hand on a telegraph apparatus, facing slightly left</i>, c. 1850, photographic print from Brady negative</p>
<p><b>Mathew Brady</b></p>
<p><b>Mathew Brady</b>, <i>Horace Mann, head-and-shoulders portrait, three-quarters to right</i>, between 1844 and 1859, half plate daguerreotype, gold toned</p>
<p><b>Mathew Brady</b></p>
American
1822 , d. 1896

Learned photography from Samuel Morse of telegraph and Morse code fame, who had met Louis Daguerre. Opened studios in New York then Washington D.C., took pictures of famous figures and 18 presidents, with assistants doing more common photos; "Photo by Brady" was a brand name rather than the signature of the actual photographer. Photographed the Civil War employing many assistant photographers known as "Brady's Boys". A grandfather of photojournalism, he created the visual record of the war. Went into debt to create the photographic plates of the war, and went broke when the government did not buy them; died poor.


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