Mathew Brady

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Birthday
18, 1822
Birthplace
New York
Death Date
Jan 15, 1896 (73)
Birth Sign
Taurus
Birthday
18, 1822
Birthplace
New York
Death Date
Jan 15, 1896 (73)

About

Famous for his portraits of celebrities and his coverage of the American Civil War, he earned the title "The Father of Photojournalism."

Before Fame

He met and became the apprentice of painter William Paige when he was 16.

Trivia

He sold small portraits of sons going off to war to their parents after posting an ad in the New York Daily Tribune with the phrase, "You cannot tell how soon it may be too late."

Family Life

His Irish immigrant parents raised him with his two older siblings in Warren County, New York in the 1820s.

Associated With

He photographed all but one of the 19 presidents whose administrations served America between John Quincy Adams and William McKinley.