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Photographing the Civil War - 2

Mathew Brady’s Civil War photographs at the Library of Congress constitute one of the most significant historical resources of the period. Brady, a New York portrait photographer, opened a studio in Washington, D.C., in 1858. Throughout the war, Brady’s staff photographed soldiers, battlefields, and related incidents on glass-plate negatives. The images, sold as prints, reproduced in books, and converted to illustrations for newspapers, were the first to document an American war. Congress acquired the collection between 1875 and 1954 to preserve this visual history for future generations.

2 Images Albumen photograph, Brady's Incidents of the War, Fort... View All Images
1 Image Memorial of Matthew [Mathew] Brady regarding the purchase of his... View All Images
1 Image Photograph, portrait of Mathew Brady, ca. 1875 View All Images