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Mathew Brady : portraits of a nation

Author: Robert Wilson
Publisher: New York, New York : Bloomsbury, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : First U.S. editionView all editions and formats
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"In the 1840s and 1850s, "Brady of Broadway" was one of the most successful and acclaimed Manhattan portrait galleries. Henry Clay, Daniel Webster, Dolley Madison, Henry James as a boy with his father, Horace Greeley, Edgar Allan Poe, the Prince of Wales, and Jenny Lind were among the dignitaries photographed in Mathew Brady's studio. But it was during the Civil War that he became the founding father of what is now  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Named Person: Mathew B Brady; Mathew B Brady
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Wilson
ISBN: 1620402033 9781620402030
OCLC Number: 841559025
Description: x, 273 pages, 16 pages of unnumbered plates : illustrations, portraits ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction: "Photo by Brady" --
"A craving for light" --
"This great national map" --
"In daguerreotypes...we beat the world" --
"Large copies from small originals" --
"Startling likenesses of the great" --
"Wonderful strangers" --
"Last place...to see the nation whole" --
"Illustrations of camp life" --
"A continuous roll of musketry" --
"More eloquent than the sternest speech" --
"The terrible reality and earnestness of war" --
"Brady and the Lilliputians" --
"Rebel invasion" --
"That memorable campaign" --
"The ball has opened" --
"A photographic pantheon" --
"Familiar as household words" --
"The stings of poverty" --
Acknowledgments --
Notes --
Selected bibliography --
Index.
Responsibility: Robert Wilson.
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"In the 1840s and 1850s, "Brady of Broadway" was one of the most successful and acclaimed Manhattan portrait galleries. Henry Clay, Daniel Webster, Dolley Madison, Henry James as a boy with his father, Horace Greeley, Edgar Allan Poe, the Prince of Wales, and Jenny Lind were among the dignitaries photographed in Mathew Brady's studio. But it was during the Civil War that he became the founding father of what is now called photojournalism and his photography became an enduring part of American history.

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