Ohio Memory has published a new post, “"The Grand Old Man of American Photography"”
The name Mathew Brady is a familiar one to historical photography buffs, and his contributions to our understanding of the visual past (with the help of an army of assistants) cannot be forgotten. It was an historic day on February 27, 1860, when Brady photographed a presidential hopeful named Abraham Lincoln just prior to a speech he gave at New York’s Cooper Union, creating an iconic image that would go on to be reproduced in print countless times, and would inspire portraits of the president for years to come. Lincoln himself said of Brady […]
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