The ad appeared in the New York Ledger and was the first of its kind to use a different font from the rest of the paper. This was the first time a newspaper ran a full page advertisement.
Photographs the Civil War
1861 - 1865
Brady and his associates (Alexander Gardner, George Barnard, and Timothy O'Sullivan) take thousands of photos of the Civil War. These photographs have formed the basis of a lot of what we know about the Civil War.
Opens an exhibit of photos take at the Battle of Antietam
Opens in New York City and is titled " The Dead of Antietam". This was this first time average Americans could really see the horrors of war. Up until now, the only images of war were paintings that did not always show the realities of war.
After only being paid $25,000 by the US government for his Civil War photographs, Brady can hold out no longer.
This layer details events of Matthew Brady's personal life.
Mathew goes to Albany, NY to see an eye doctor about an inflammation in his eyes.
Jul 1, 1850 - 1860
Over this ten year period Brady notices that his eyesight is going. This must have been very scary for a man who made his living using his eyes to photograph.