Mathew B. Brady, a son of Irish immigrants, was born in 1823 in Warren County, New York. Brady can be viewed as the father of photojournalism. He was the most prominent photographer of the Civil War because of his commitment and mastery of his job. He mastered the art when he was in his 20s. Brady would later spend his own accumulated earnings to take pictures of the war. In 1844, Brady opened a private studio in New York City displaying photographs of famous Americans. He himself said, "From... American Civil Wars, Mathewbradi Civilwar, Wars Photographers, Vintage Photography, Matthew Brady, Mathew Brady, Civil Wars Brady Photographers, American Photographers, The Civil Wars
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Wikipedia: Mathew B. Brady (ca. 1822 – January 15, 1896) was one of the most celebrated 19th century American photographers, best known for his portraits of celebrities and his documentation of the American Civil War. He is credited with being the father of photojournalism.
Historic Mathew Brady Studio Camera, circa Early 1860s. Quite possibly the wet plate camera he used to take his iconic photos of Abraham Lincoln! The Brady provenance is iron-clad; it is accompanied by photocopies of original Bankruptcy Court records signed by Brady dating from April 1873 (Brady had filed for bankruptcy), listing this lens with its serial number in an inventory of Brady possessions.