Posts Tagged ‘Mathew Brady’

Weekly Comment: Irishman Matthew Brady & the Founding of American Photography

Today is World Photo Day, celebrated for the 177th anniversary of the French Academy of Sciences announced the invention of the daguerrotype. This article has been excerpted and adapted from “Portraits of a Nation at War” (October / November 2013). _______________ Thanks to Mathew Brady and his team of photographers – including Irish immigrant TimothyRead more..

Mathew Brady’s Irish Mystery

In August, a sign in Johnsburg, New York that claimed to mark the birthplace of acclaimed Civil War photographer Mathew Brady went missing. But in addition to sparking a search for the sign itself, its absence sent historians into a quest to find the true birthplace of Brady, eventually discovering he was probably born in Ireland.Read more..