mathew brady

Events

May 18, 1822- Birth (place of birth unknown)

Approx. May 18, 1822

place of birth unknown

1835-Brady went to see an eye doctor about an inflammation in his eyes (his eyesight later started failing).

1835

Brady went to see an eye doctor about an inflammation in his eyes (his eyesight later started failing).

1841- Brady began to study photography with Samuel Morse.

1841

Began to study photography with Samuel Morse.

1863- Brady went to photograph the aftermath of the battle at Gettysburg.

1863

Brady went to photograph the aftermath of the battle at Gettysburg.

1873- Brady went bankrupt (after the war, there wasn't much interest in his photos, so Brady was unable to pay his business dept, and later filed for bankruptcy).

1873

Brady went bankrupt (after the war, there wasn't much interest in his photos, so Brady was unable to pay his business dept, and later filed for bankruptcy).

1875- Mathew Brady sold his collections for $25,000 in order to pay off his debt.

1875

Mathew Brady sold his collections for $25,000 in order to pay off his debt.

1895- A carriage accident renders Brady with 2 broken legs.

1895

A carriage accident renders Brady with 2 broken legs.

Jan 15, 1896- Death; Mathew Brady dies in New York and is buried beside his wife in Congressional Cemetery in Washington D.C.

Approx. Jan 15, 1896

Mathew Brady dies in New York and is buried beside his wife in Congressional Cemetery in Washington D.C.