Mathew B Brady
(1823 - 1896)
Mathew B. Brady was active/lived in District Of Columbia, New York. Mathew Brady is known for Civil War and portrait photographer, artist and lithographer.
Biography Mathew B. Brady
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Matthew Brady was born in Warren County, in about 1823 (the exact place and year is not known). As a young man Brady moved to New York City and became a jewel-case manufacturer. Soon afterwards Brady met the inventor Samuel Morse who taught him about the daguerreotype process. In 1843 Brady began making special cases for daguerreotypes* and the following year opened the Daguerreotype Miniature Gallery in New York.
In 1844 Brady opened a gallery in Washington and began his Illustrious Americans project. This included taking the portraits of people such as Abraham Lincoln, Stephen Douglass, Thaddeus Stevens, John Calhoun, Daniel Webster, Horace Greeley, Edwin Stanton, Charles Sumner and William Seward. Brady sent twenty of these
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