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        Mathew Brady - Lt. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant. 1864



      • Mathew Brady
        Lt. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant 1864 (detail)

        Albumen print
        National Archives & Records Administration, College Par, MD


      • Mathew Brady. b near Lake George, NY, 1822. d New York, NY, 1896.


        Gen. Ulysses S. Grant, Abraham Lincoln's last and best choice to command the Union forces in the Civil War, knits his brow and stares past the camera as he poses at his Virginia headquarters for a photograph. Grant's pose is reminiscent of Brady's renowned studio portraits of illustrious dignitaries. Here, a tree fills in for the iton posing stand, and the folds of the campaign tent replace the studio's velvet drapery.

        Brady put his money and reputation on the line to create a visual record of the Civil War, but he hired experienced operators to do most of the dirty work in the field. He displayed his images of the war's protagonists and its grisly carnage in his New York City and Washington D.C. studios, and popular newspapers and magazines of the day reproduced them as engravings.

        After the war Brady fell into financial ruin and eventually lost possession of the glass-plate negatives he treasured.

        Brady was not entirely the combat photographer he claimed to be, but he made history as the sponsor of America's first important documentary project.

        Source: The American Art Book (Mini Edition)


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        Title:  Abraham Lincoln, 16th President of The United States of America 
Artist: Mathew Brady Title:  Private D.W.C. Arnold, Union Army, Photographed Near Harper's Ferry, Virginia, 1861 
Artist: Mathew Brady Title:  Union Soldier of 31st Pennsylvania Regiment with Family in Camp Slocum, Near Washington D.C., 1862 
Artist: Mathew Brady Title:  Federal Army Bandsmen 
Artist: Mathew Brady Title:  Clara Barton 
Artist: Mathew Brady Title:  Portrait of General A. Custer 
Artist: Mathew Brady
        Title:  Portrait of General Joseph Hooker 
Artist: Mathew Brady Title:  General William T. Sherman 
Artist: Mathew Brady Title:  Abraham Lincoln  
Artist: Mathew Brady Title:  Mary Lincoln  
Artist: Mathew Brady Title:  Benjamin S. Turner  
Artist: Mathew Brady Title:  The White House at the Time of the Inauguration of Abraham Lincoln   
Artist: Mathew Brady
        Title:  Frederick Douglass   
Artist: Mathew Brady Title:   General Philip H. Sheridan    
Artist: Mathew Brady Title:   General George A. Custer    
Artist: Mathew Brady Title:   Crew on the Deck of the USS Monitor, c.1862    
Artist: Mathew Brady Title:   General Ulysses Simpson Grant, Engraved After a Daguerreotype by Robert E. Whitechurch    
Artist: Mathew Brady Title:   Jefferson Davis    
Artist: Mathew Brady
        Title:   Frederick Douglass    
Artist: Mathew Brady Title:   Photograph by Mathew Brady of the Ruins of Galligo Mills, at End of Civil War    
Artist: Mathew Brady Title:   President Abraham Lincoln's Second Inauguration, Wearing a Coat Crafted For Him by Brooks Brothers    
Artist: Mathew Brady Title:   Battery No.4 Near Yorktown, 1862    
Artist: Mathew Brady Title:   John Caldwell Calhoun    
Artist: Mathew Brady Title:   Lieutenant General Ulysses S. Grant, 1822-85, at His Head-Quarters, from Harpers Weekly    
Artist: Mathew Brady
        Walt Whitman, circa 1860, by Mathew Brady Walt Whitman by Mathew Brady Title:  Mathew Brady 
Artist: Charles Loring Elliott Title:  Andrew Johnson, 17th President of The United States of America 
Artist: Mathew Brady Title:  Samuel Morse, 1791-1872. Circa 1844-60. Daguerreotype 
Artist: Mathew Brady Title:  William Cullen Bryant (1794-1878) circa 1851-60 (Daguerreotype) 
Artist: Mathew Brady


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