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Mathew B. Brady (1822-1896)

Artist associated with 19 portraits
Matthew Brady, also known as 'Mr Lincoln's cameraman' for his famous images of the American Civil War, is the best-known American photographer of the nineteenth century. Born in New York, he opened his first studio on lower Broadway in 1844 after learning the tools of the trade from Samuel Morse. He immediately became the city's, and then the nation's, most famous photographer, albeit one of the few working as a portrait artist. When the Civil War started in 1861, Brady received permission to accompany soldiers onto the battlefield. With his assistants he produced the first photographic portrait ever of battlefields, campsites and military leaders.

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Ax46286

James Fenimore Cooper

by Mathew B. Brady
albumen carte-de-visite, (circa 1850)
NPG Ax46286

x197136

Francis Napier, 10th Lord Napier of Merchistoun and 1st Baron Ettrick

by Mathew B. Brady, published by Edward Anthony
albumen carte-de-visite, 1857-1859
NPG x197136

Ax39811

George Gordon Meade

published by Edward & Henry T. Anthony, after Mathew B. Brady
albumen carte-de-visite, 1860s
NPG Ax39811

Ax39814

Charles Wilkes

published by Edward & Henry T. Anthony, after Mathew B. Brady
albumen carte-de-visite, 1860s
NPG Ax39814

Ax7577

Jefferson Davis

by Mathew B. Brady, published by Edward & Henry T. Anthony
albumen carte-de-visite, 1860s
NPG Ax7577

x23489

Abraham Lincoln

published by William Henry Mason, after Unknown engraver, after Mathew B. Brady
albumen carte-de-visite, (1860)
NPG x23489

x4712

Henry Brougham, 1st Baron Brougham and Vaux

by John Clarck, after Mathew B. Brady
albumen carte-de-visite, 1860s
NPG x4712

x197071

Anna Bishop (née Riviere)

by Mathew B. Brady, published by Edward Anthony
albumen carte-de-visite, 1860s
NPG x197071

x197980

Sir William Howard Russell

by Mathew B. Brady, published by Edward Anthony
albumen carte-de-visite, circa 1861
NPG x197980

Ax39812

Mary Lincoln (née Todd)

published by Edward & Henry T. Anthony, after Mathew B. Brady
albumen carte-de-visite, 1862
NPG Ax39812

Ax39813

George Brinton McLellan

published by Edward & Henry T. Anthony, after Mathew B. Brady
albumen carte-de-visite, 1862
NPG Ax39813

x14718

Abraham Lincoln

by Mathew B. Brady, published by Edward Anthony
albumen carte-de-visite, 1862
NPG x14718

x26902

'The Fairy Wedding Group'

by Mathew B. Brady
albumen print on paper mount, 1863
NPG x26902

x20047

Abraham Lincoln

by Mathew B. Brady
albumen carte-de-visite, 17 April 1863
NPG x20047

x193214

'Tom Thumb, Commodore Nut and Wives'

by Mathew B. Brady, published by J.F. Jarvis
albumen stereoscopic card, (1863)
NPG x193214

Ax7589

Andrew Johnson

by Mathew B. Brady
albumen carte-de-visite, 1865
NPG Ax7589

x23490

Jefferson Davis

after Mathew B. Brady
albumen carte-de-visite, 1860s
NPG x23490

x22608

Abraham Lincoln

by Mathew B. Brady
photogravure, 9 February 1864
NPG x22608

Ax9809

Thomas Nettleship Staley

by Mathew B. Brady
albumen carte-de-visite
NPG Ax9809

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