Civil War: Mathew Brady Photo Gallery and related media
Civil War: Mathew Brady
Mathew Brady, 1861
Already one of America's most popular photographers, Mathew Brady rose to prominence as a result of his efforts to document the Civil War. After the war, however, Americans turned away from the painful reminder these images produced, and Brady slipped into poverty before his death in 1896.
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