Joseph Hooper Brightly
(1818 - 1901)
Joseph Hooper Brightly was active/lived in New York, New Jersey / England. Joseph Brightly is known for engraving of maps and newspapers, wood and metal daguerreotypes.
Biography Joseph Hooper Brightly
Joseph Hooper Brightly was a prominent wood engraver who, as a boy, immigrated with his family to Philadelphia from England in 1830. He was the fifth of ten children born to Henry Augustus Brightly and Emily Hooper Brightly. Henry A. Brightly was also a skilled engraver. Three of the sons learned their father's trade, although one of them died young and the other followed a vocation of machinist.
In his early twenties, Joseph Brightly was hired to engrave Mitchell’s National Map of the United States. About 1850, married to Harriet Cade, he moved to New York City, and was employed by Frank Leslie, an enterprising fellow countrymen and engraver who had recently immigrated to the United States. Leslie hired Brightly in the engrav
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