Mathew B. Brady /
Wayne Youngblood and Ray Bonds.
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New York : Chartwell Books, 2010.
The photograph on the cover is that of the commanding officers of the Irish Brigade. In the Civil War era, Mathew Brady and his staff became the country's foremost photographers of battle scenes and military life, travelling widely throughout the warring states with their cameras. Brady, who learned the rudiments of photography from Samuel F. B. Morse (the inventor of Morse code), had established his own daguerreotype studio in New York in 1844. By the time of the war, however, Brady was suffering from extremely poor eyesight, so many of the photographs credited to him from this time were in fact taken by his staff. Nonetheless, he amassed a priceless archive of 6000 images of the war, 300 of which are reproduced in the book.
Physical description: 256 pages : chiefly illustrations, portraits ; 25 x 36 cm
Cover title: Mathew B. Brady : America's first great photographer
GR 5566: Stephen Griffin Collection
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