Brady Civil War Photos

Records: 6,479 · Complete: 100%

Mathew B Brady and many of the decade's best photographers created the photographs in this collection. There are detailed portraits of notable men of the era, as well as photos of soldiers, living and dead, battlefields, scarred landscapes, and cities burned and bombed by invading troops. They portray the horrors of war and images of life in camp. They represent photojournalism in its infancy and present us with real-life interpretations of our nation at war with itself.

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Publication Title
Brady Civil War Photos
Total Records
Records: 6,479 · Complete: 100%
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Published on Fold3
January 3, 2007
Last Updated
May 2, 2011
NARA T252. Brady coordinated a team of photographers to document the Civil War, resulting in over 5,600 portraits, landscapes, and battle scenes.