Image of the Day: 9 January 2016

Mathew Brady’s photographs made a president, captured reality of Civil War

Mathew Brady

I n 1860, Mathew Brady was one of the world’s best-known photographers.

His book, “The Gallery of Illustrious Americans,” published 10 years earlier, had made him famous. Those who had sat in his studio and faced the large box on the wooden tripod included Daniel Webster, Edgar Allan Poe and Henry Clay.  Read more