Brady, Mathew B.
American, 19th century, male.
Born c. 1820, in Ireland; died January 1896, in New York City.
Photographer, publisher. Portraits, war scenes.
A pre-eminent portrait photographer in mid-nineteenth-century America, Mathew B. Brady claimed he was born in upstate New York, but census and draft registration records indicate he was born in Ireland. Thought to have arrived in New York City soon after the announcement of the daguerreotype process in 1839, he opened a gallery on Broadway in 1844. His daguerreotypes were used to model wood-engraved illustrations in the American edition of ...