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Americans of 1840s

Pre-Civil War Mathew Brady New York and Washington DC Studio PortraitsCreated by: Library Of CongressDated: 1844
[Henry Peters Gray, half-length portrait, head three-quarters to left]
In 1844, Mathew Brady opened a photography studio at the corner of Broadway and Fulton Street in New York. By 1845, he began to exhibit his portraits of famous Americans, including the likes of Senator Daniel Webster and poet Edgar Allan Poe. In 1849, he opened a studio at 625 Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, D.C. Brady's early images were daguerreotypes, and he won many awards for his work.

In 1850, Brady produced The Gallery of Illustrious Americans, a portrait collection of prominent contemporary figures. The album, which featured noteworthy images including the elderly Andrew Jackson at the Hermitage, was not financially rewarding but invited increased attention to Brady's work.

When the Civil War started, he used a mobile studio and darkroom enabled vivid battlefield photographs. Thousands of war scenes were captured, as well as portraits of generals and politicians on both sides of the conflict, though most of these were taken by his assistants, rather than by Brady himself. After the war, these pictures went out of fashion, and the government did not purchase the master-copies as he had anticipated. Brady's fortunes declined sharply, and he died in debt.
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[Israel T. Hatch, half-length portrait, slightly to right, eyes front]

[Israel T. Hatch, half-length portrait, slightly to right, eyes front]

Democratic Congressman from New York, 1857-1859. Scratched on face of plate: 189: Hatch. Transfer; U.S. War College; 1920; (DLC/PP-1920:46153). Forms part of: Daguerreotype collection (Library of Congress). Pro... More

[Ruth Fitts, three-quarter length portrait of a woman, full face]

[Ruth Fitts, three-quarter length portrait of a woman, full face]

Photographer unidentified. Hallmark: Rinhart 32. Case: variant of Rinhart 124. Accompanying label: Ruth Fitz (Mrs. Chester Fitz) of Charlton. Was part of LOT 8492. Transfer; Manuscript Division; 1959. Forms par... More

[Henry Grinnell, head-and-shoulders portrait, profile to the left]

[Henry Grinnell, head-and-shoulders portrait, profile to the left]

Merchant; backer of polar expeditions; first President of the American Geographical Society.

[Unidentified military officer, three-quarter length portrait, facing front, standing, in uniform, with sword]

[Unidentified military officer, three-quarter length portrait, facing ...

Title devised by Library staff based on information from National Archives photograph no. 111-B-5731. Alternative identification: Col. Thomas Staniford (cat. 5). Scratched on back of plate: 382. Transfer; U.S. ... More

[Freeman Hunt, half-length portrait, slightly to the left]

[Freeman Hunt, half-length portrait, slightly to the left]

Journalist, author, publisher. Manuscript label on cover glass: Mr. Hunt. Scratched on back of plate: 399. Edges trimmed. Transfer; U.S. War College; 1920; (DLC/PP-1920:46153). Forms part of: Daguerreotype coll... More

[Daniel Dickinson, head-and-shoulders portrait, slightly to the left, facing front]
[Pliny Earle, three-quarters to left]

[Pliny Earle, three-quarters to left]

Author and physician. Identification from Sanborn's Life of Earle. Scratched on face of plate: 39; Earle. Scratched on back of plate: 113 Transfer; U.S. War College; 1920; (DLC/PP-1920:46153). Forms part of: Da... More

[John P. Morton, half-length portrait, three-quarters to the left]

[John P. Morton, half-length portrait, three-quarters to the left]

Publisher of the Louisville Journal. Scratched on back of plate: 6. Hallmark: Rinhart 4b. Transfer; U.S. War College; 1920. (DLC/PP-1920:46153). Forms part of: Daguerreotype collection (Library of Congress). Pr... More

[Unidentified man, about 35 years of age, head-and-shoulders portrait, three-quarters to the left]

[Unidentified man, about 35 years of age, head-and-shoulders portrait,...

Vignetted at bottom. Scratched on back of plate: 23. Corners rounded. Transfer; U.S. War College; 1920; (DLC/PP-1920:46153). Forms part of: Daguerreotype collection (Library of Congress). Produced by Mathew Bra... More

[Unidentified man, about 40 years of age, head-and-shoulders portrait, three-quarters to the right, facing front]

[Unidentified man, about 40 years of age, head-and-shoulders portrait,...

Photo possibly shows Thaddeus Hyatt. (Source: Frederick Rock, 2011) Scratched on back of plate: 53; 54 [cancelled] Transfer; U.S. War College; 1920; (DLC/PP-1920:46153). Forms part of: Daguerreotype collection... More

[Unidentified man, about 45 years of age, half-length portrait, slightly to the left]

[Unidentified man, about 45 years of age, half-length portrait, slight...

Alternative identification: Fitzpatrick (cat. 5). Scratched on face of plate: 33; Fitzpatrick. Scratched on back of plate: 292; Sen from [?] Identified by Owen Blevins 4/2017 based on similar image in the Biogr... More

[Unidentified woman, about 60 years of age, full-length portrait, facing front, seated beside small table with tablecloth and handbag, wearing white cap]

[Unidentified woman, about 60 years of age, full-length portrait, faci...

Scratched on face of plate: 178. Scratched on back of plate: 80; 90. Transfer; U.S. War College; 1920; (DLC/PP-1920:46153). Forms part of: Daguerreotype collection (Library of Congress). Produced by Mathew Bra... More

[Unidentified man, possibly Marshall P. Wilder, head-and-shoulders portrait, three-quarters to right]

[Unidentified man, possibly Marshall P. Wilder, head-and-shoulders por...

Scratched on back of plate: D... Webster. Purchase; Alice H. Cox and Mary H. Evans; 1954. Forms part of: Brady-Handy collection (Library of Congress). Forms part of: Daguerreotype collection (Library of Congres... More

[Ralph Hoyt, half-length portrait, three-quarters to the right, holding a book]

[Ralph Hoyt, half-length portrait, three-quarters to the right, holdin...

Poet and clergyman. Identification from print published in Duyckinck's Cyclop. of Amer. Literature (1875), v. 2, page 397. Transfer; U.S. War College; 1920; (DLC/PP-1920:46153). Forms part of: Daguerreotype col... More

[Unidentified man, half-length portrait, three-quarters to the right]

[Unidentified man, half-length portrait, three-quarters to the right]

Paper label on cover glass: Emilio Burnet. Alternative identification: Emilio Burnet (cat. 5). In oval brass mat. Transfer; U.S. War College; 1920; (DLC/PP-1920:46153). Forms part of: Daguerreotype collection (... More

[Unidentified man, about 40 years of age, half-length portrait, nearly facing front, hand resting on table with tablecloth]

[Unidentified man, about 40 years of age, half-length portrait, nearly...

Scratched on back of plate: 311. Corners trimmed. Hallmark: Lerebour. Transfer; U.S. War College; 1920; (DLC/PP-1920:46153). Forms part of: Daguerreotype collection (Library of Congress). Produced by Mathew Bra... More

[Erastus Brooks, head-and-shoulders portrait, three-quarters to the right]

[Erastus Brooks, head-and-shoulders portrait, three-quarters to the ri...

Editor of the New York Express. Identification from: Ballou's pictorial drawing-room companion, January, 10, 1857, p. 28. Scratched on back of plate: 159. Written in pencil on back of plate: 74. Corners rounded... More

[Unidentified man, about 30 years of age, head-and-shoulders portrait, three-quarters to the left, with chin whiskers]

[Unidentified man, about 30 years of age, head-and-shoulders portrait,...

Scratched on back of plate: 189; 295. Corners rounded. Possibly a portrait of John Bigelow based on similarity to image LC-BH82- 4625 in Brady-Handy Photograph Collection (Source: Owen Blevins 4/2017). Transfer... More

[Joseph Vance, half-length portrait, slightly to the left]

[Joseph Vance, half-length portrait, slightly to the left]

Democratic Congressman from Ohio, 1822-1835; Governor, 1836-1838; Whig Congressman, 1843-1847. Scratched on face of plate: 165. Scratched on back of plate: 285; Gov. Vance, Ohio. Transfer; U.S. War College; 192... More

[Unidentified man, about 40 years of age, half-length portrait, head three-quarters to the left, resting arm on back of chair, wearing plaid coat]

[Unidentified man, about 40 years of age, half-length portrait, head t...

Scratched on back of plate: 39. Written in pencil on back of plate: 39. Transfer; U.S. War College; 1920; (DLC/PP-1920:46153). Forms part of: Daguerreotype collection (Library of Congress). Produced by Mathew B... More

[George Bush, head-and-shoulders portrait, three-quarters to the right, with spectacles]

[George Bush, head-and-shoulders portrait, three-quarters to the right...

Identification from engraving by H.W. Smith on frontispiece of Memoirs and reminiscences of the late Prof. George Bush, edited by Woodbury M. Fernald, 1860. Image in engraving is similar, but not identical to t... More

[Unidentified man, about 25 years of age, head-and-shoulders portrait, nearly in profile, the head three-quarters to the left]

[Unidentified man, about 25 years of age, head-and-shoulders portrait,...

Scratched on back of plate: 16 [canceled]; 284. Transfer; U.S. War College; 1920; (DLC/PP-1920:46153). Forms part of: Daguerreotype collection (Library of Congress). Produced by Mathew Brady's studio.

[Henry William Herbert, head-and-shoulders portrait, three-quarters to left, with mustache and imperial]

[Henry William Herbert, head-and-shoulders portrait, three-quarters to...

Author. Scratched on back of plate: 132. Transfer; U.S. War College; 1920; (DLC/PP-1920:46153). Forms part of: Daguerreotype collection (Library of Congress). Produced by Mathew Brady's studio.

[Levi Woodbury, half-length portrait, head three-quarters to the right]

[Levi Woodbury, half-length portrait, head three-quarters to the right...

Governor of New Hampshire, 1823-1824; Democratic Senator, 1825-1831, 1841-1845; Secretary of the Navy, 1831-1834; Secretary of the Treasury, 1834-1841; Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, 1845-1851. Sc... More

[Unidentified man, about 50 years of age, head-and-shoulders portrait, nearly facing front, slightly to the right]

[Unidentified man, about 50 years of age, head-and-shoulders portrait,...

Scratched on back of plate: 259. Corners trimmed. Transfer; U.S. War College; 1920; (DLC/PP-1920:46153). Forms part of: Daguerreotype collection (Library of Congress). Produced by Mathew Brady's studio.

[Colonel William Gates, head-and-shoulders portrait, three-quarters to the right, in military uniform]

[Colonel William Gates, head-and-shoulders portrait, three-quarters to...

Colonel, U.S. Army; Governor of Tampico, Mexico, 1846-1848. Scratched on back of plate: 327; Col. Gates, USA. Transfer; U.S. War College; 1920; (DLC/PP-1920:46153). Forms part of: Daguerreotype collection (Libr... More

[Henry Clay, three-quarter length portrait, three-quarters to the left, facing front, seated, holding cane, tall hat on table with tablecloth]

[Henry Clay, three-quarter length portrait, three-quarters to the left...

Republican Senator from Kentucky, 1806-1807, 1810-1811; Congressman, 1811-1814, 1815-1821, 1823-1825; U.S. Secretary of State, 1825-1829; Whig Senator, 1831-1842, 1849-1852; Democratic Republican candidate for ... More

[Unidentified group of six women and a boy and girl, three women and the boy are seated in chairs]

[Unidentified group of six women and a boy and girl, three women and t...

Scratched on back of plate: 302. Transfer; U.S. War College; 1920; (DLC/PP-1920:46153). Forms part of: Daguerreotype collection (Library of Congress). Produced by Mathew Brady's studio.

[Charles Edwin West, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing front]

[Charles Edwin West, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing front]

President of Rutger's College. Scratched on face of plate: 4; West. Scratched on back of plate: 168; West, Rutgers Ins. NY. Transfer; U.S. War College; 1920. (DLC/PP-1920:46153). Forms part of: Daguerreotype co... More

[Unidentified woman, half-length portrait, facing slightly right]

[Unidentified woman, half-length portrait, facing slightly right]

Scratched on back of plate: 301. Hallmark: Rinhart 31a. Transfer; U.S. War College; 1920; (DLC/PP-1920:46153). Forms part of: Daguerreotype collection (Library of Congress). Produced by Mathew Brady's studio.

[Unidentified man, probably Thomas Wilson Dorr, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing front]

[Unidentified man, probably Thomas Wilson Dorr, head-and-shoulders por...

Alternative identifications: Hon. Edward Everett, Massachusetts (cat. 5); Prince Bonaparte. Purchase; Alice H. Cox and Mary H. Evans; 1954. Forms part of: Brady-Handy collection (Library of Congress). Forms par... More

[Unidentified man, half-length portrait, facing slightly left]

[Unidentified man, half-length portrait, facing slightly left]

Whig Congressman from Ohio, 1831-1840; Governor of Ohio, 1840-1842; Senator, 1845-1850; U.S. Secretary of the Treasury, 1850-1853; Republican Congressman, 1858-1861. Identified by Owen Blevins 4/2017 based on s... More

[Unidentified man, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing front]

[Unidentified man, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing front]

Scratched on back of plate: 312. Transfer; U.S. War College; 1920; (DLC/PP-1920:46153). Forms part of: Daguerreotype collection (Library of Congress). Produced by Mathew Brady's studio.

[James Buchanan, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing front]

[James Buchanan, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing front]

U.S. President. Possibly a copy daguerreotype. Transfer; U.S. War College; 1920; (DLC/PP-1920:46153). Forms part of: Daguerreotype collection (Library of Congress). Produced by Mathew Brady's studio.

[Samuel G. Goodrich, head-and-shoulders portrait, three-quarters to the right]

[Samuel G. Goodrich, head-and-shoulders portrait, three-quarters to th...

Author, editor, publisher, known as Peter Parley. Identification from engraving by Bannister in Memorial History of Hartford County, Conn., 1886, 1:162. Scratched on back of plate: 217. Hallmark: [asterisk pasc... More

[Edward John Phelps, half-length portrait, three-quarters to the right, arms folded]

[Edward John Phelps, half-length portrait, three-quarters to the right...

Lawyer; Second Comptroller of the Treasury, 1851-1853; U.S. Minister to Great Britain; President of the American Bar Association, 1880; Professor of law at Yale University. Alternative identification: E.J. Phil... More

[Unidentified man, about 50 years of age, head-and-shoulders portrait, the face nearly in profile to the left]

[Unidentified man, about 50 years of age, head-and-shoulders portrait,...

Written in pencil on back of plate: 506(X). Transfer; U.S. War College; 1920; (DLC/PP-1920:46153). Forms part of: Daguerreotype collection (Library of Congress). Produced by Mathew Brady's studio.

[Unidentified man, half-length portrait, facing three-quarters to the right]

[Unidentified man, half-length portrait, facing three-quarters to the ...

Alternative identification: Alexander Hamilton Stephens; A.H. Stephenson (cat. 5). Scratched on face of plate: 274; A.H. Stephens. Scratched on back of plate: 118; A.H. Stevenson, Va. Transfer; U.S. War College... More

[Unidentified portrait]

[Unidentified portrait]

Photographer unidentified. No image visible. Scratched on back of plate: 242. Transfer; U.S. War College; 1920; (DLC/PP-1920:46153). Forms part of: Daguerreotype collection (Library of Congress).

[Unidentified woman, about 40 years of age, three-quarter length portrait, body to right, facing front, seated in upholstered chair, hands in lap]

[Unidentified woman, about 40 years of age, three-quarter length portr...

Scratched on face of plate: 141. Scratched on back of plate: 98; 190. Corners trimmed. Transfer; U.S. War College; 1920; (DLC/PP-1920:46153). Forms part of: Daguerreotype collection (Library of Congress). Produ... More

[Unidentified man, head-and-shoulders portrait, slightly to the right]

[Unidentified man, head-and-shoulders portrait, slightly to the right]

Alternative identifications: William Beach Lawrence, Gov. R.I.; Cornelius Van Wyck Lawrence, mayor of N. Y. Scratched on face of plate: Lawrence. Transfer; U.S. War College; 1920. (DLC/PP-1920:46153). Forms par... More

[Caleb Lyon, head-and shoulders portrait, three-quarters to the left, with beard]

[Caleb Lyon, head-and shoulders portrait, three-quarters to the left, ...

Independent Congressman from New York, 1853-1855; Governor of Idaho Territory, 1864-1865. Scratched on back of plate: 273. Transfer; U.S. War College; 1920. (DLC/PP-1920:46153). Forms part of: Daguerreotype col... More

[Gerard Hallock, half-length portrait, facing front, with chin whiskers]

[Gerard Hallock, half-length portrait, facing front, with chin whisker...

Journalist. Alternative identifications: Halleck; Haloc. Scratched on back of plate: Halock from NY. Transfer; U.S. War College; 1920; (DLC/PP-1920:46153). Forms part of: Daguerreotype collection (Library of Co... More

[Rosalie Henriette Bediez Laborde, full-length portrait of a woman, three-quarters to right, standing, in costume with lace apron, holding bouquet]

[Rosalie Henriette Bediez Laborde, full-length portrait of a woman, th...

French opera singer. Identification from woodcut in Ballou's Pictorial, June 25, 1859, page 401. Alternative identifications: Madame Sabonde (cat. 5); Villaume. Scratched on face of plate: 213; Mad. Laborde. Sc... More

[James McDowell, half-length portrait, three-quarters to left]

[James McDowell, half-length portrait, three-quarters to left]

Governor of Virginia. Scratched on face of plate: 236; McDowell. Scratched on back of plate: 40. Transfer; U.S. War College; 1920. (DLC/PP-1920:46153). Forms part of: Daguerreotype collection (Library of Congr... More

[Unidentified man, half-length portrait, three-quarters to right, eyes front, with monocle suspended around neck]

[Unidentified man, half-length portrait, three-quarters to right, eyes...

Scratched on face of plate: 256; Capt. Dunn. Scratched on back of plate: 127. Alternative identification: Mr. Dunn (Captain Charles Dunn who served in the Black Hawk War and later became Chief Justice of the W... More

[Unidentified man, about 45 years of age, half-length portrait, facing three-quarters to the right, with chin whiskers]

[Unidentified man, about 45 years of age, half-length portrait, facing...

Scratched on face of plate: 193; Dexter. Scratched on back of plate: 29. Alternative identification: Dexter. Transfer; U.S. War College; 1920; (DLC/PP-1920:46153). Forms part of: Daguerreotype collection (Libra... More

[Unidentified man, about 45 years of age, head-and-shoulders portrait, slightly to the right]

[Unidentified man, about 45 years of age, head-and-shoulders portrait,...

Scratched on back of plate: 354. Transfer; U.S. War College; 1920; (DLC/PP-1920:46153). Forms part of: Daguerreotype collection (Library of Congress). Produced by Mathew Brady's studio.

[Unidentified man with spectacles, half-length portrait]

[Unidentified man with spectacles, half-length portrait]

Scratched on back of plate: 163. Transfer; U.S. War College; 1920; (DLC/PP-1920:46153). Forms part of: Daguerreotype collection (Library of Congress). Produced by Mathew Brady's studio.

[Unidentified man, half-length portrait, facing right]

[Unidentified man, half-length portrait, facing right]

Transfer; U.S. War College; 1920; (DLC/PP-1920:46153). Forms part of: Daguerreotype collection (Library of Congress). Produced by Mathew Brady's studio.

[Unidentified man, about 40 years of age, head-and-shoulders portrait, slightly to the left]

[Unidentified man, about 40 years of age, head-and-shoulders portrait,...

Scratched on face of plate: 23. Scratched on back of plate: 82 [cancelled]; 89. Transfer; U.S. War College; 1920; (DLC/PP-1920:46153). Forms part of: Daguerreotype collection (Library of Congress). Produced by... More

[Unidentified woman with spectacles, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing left, wearing lace cap]

[Unidentified woman with spectacles, head-and-shoulders portrait, faci...

Scratched on back of plate: 333. Transfer; U.S. War College; 1920; (DLC/PP-1920:46153). Forms part of: Daguerreotype collection (Library of Congress). Produced by Mathew Brady's studio.

[Unidentified man, about 35 years of age, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing front, head three-quarters to the right, wearing striped waistcoat]

[Unidentified man, about 35 years of age, head-and-shoulders portrait,...

Alternative identification: Dr. John Warren Hinckley. Scratched on back of plate: 192. Transfer; U.S. War College; 1920; (DLC/PP-1920:46153). Forms part of: Daguerreotype collection (Library of Congress). Produ... More

[Unidentified man, head-and-shoulders portrait, slightly to the right]

[Unidentified man, head-and-shoulders portrait, slightly to the right]

Scratched on back of plate: 315. Hallmark: Rinhart 46. Transfer; U.S. War College; 1920; (DLC/PP-1920:46153). Forms part of: Daguerreotype collection (Library of Congress). Produced by Mathew Brady's studio.

[Eugene Sue, half-length portrait, facing slightly left, wearing ribbon]

[Eugene Sue, half-length portrait, facing slightly left, wearing ribbo...

Transfer; U.S. War College; 1920; (DLC/PP-1920:46153). Forms part of: Daguerreotype collection (Library of Congress). Produced by Mathew Brady's studio. Identification and date based on lithograph in the collec... More

[Unidentified man, head-and-shoulders portrait, three-quarters to the right]

[Unidentified man, head-and-shoulders portrait, three-quarters to the ...

Scratched on back of plate: 338. Transfer; U.S. War College; 1920; (DLC/PP-1920:46153). Forms part of: Daguerreotype collection (Library of Congress). Produced by Mathew Brady's studio.

[Francis Lister Hawks, half-length portrait, three-quarters to the right, eyes front]

[Francis Lister Hawks, half-length portrait, three-quarters to the rig...

Reverend, Protestant Episcopal clergyman, church historian, first president of the University of Louisiana. Alternative identifications: Rev. Hawkes (cat. 5); Thomas Ewing. Scratched on back of plate: 167; Rev.... More

[Unidentified man, half-length portrait, facing left]

[Unidentified man, half-length portrait, facing left]

Scratched on back of plate: 9. Hallmark: Rinhart 9. Transfer; U.S. War College; 1920; (DLC/PP-1920:46153). Forms part of: Daguerreotype collection (Library of Congress). Produced by Mathew Brady's studio.

[Unidentified man, about 70 years of age, half-length portrait, slightly to the right, eyes front]

[Unidentified man, about 70 years of age, half-length portrait, slight...

Scratched on back of plate: 176. Transfer; U.S. War College; 1920; (DLC/PP-1920:46153). Forms part of: Daguerreotype collection (Library of Congress). Produced by Mathew Brady's studio.

[Unidentified man, head-and-shoulders portrait, three-quarters to the right]

[Unidentified man, head-and-shoulders portrait, three-quarters to the ...

Scratched on face of plate: 37; Hunt. Scratched on back of plate: 280. Alternative identification: Mr. Hunt (cat. 5). Transfer; U.S. War College; 1920; (DLC/PP-1920:46153). Forms part of: Daguerreotype collecti... More

[Unidentified man, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing front]

[Unidentified man, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing front]

Alternative identifications: Henry Dodge, U.S. Senator from Wisconsin; John Jordan Crittendon. Scratched on back of plate: 10; Hon. John J. Crittenden. Written in pencil on back of plate: Henry Dodge. Transfer;... More

[Anna Bishop, three-quarter length portrait, facing slightly right, seated in chair]

[Anna Bishop, three-quarter length portrait, facing slightly right, se...

In oval brass mat. Identified by Owen Blevins 8/2014 based on similar daguerreotype of Bishop in the Harvard Theatre Collection. Alternative identification: Jenny Lind. Transfer; U.S. War College; 1920; (DLC/PP... More

[Unidentified man, about 50 years of age, half-length portrait, three-quarters to the left, wearing spectacles]

[Unidentified man, about 50 years of age, half-length portrait, three-...

Scratched on back of plate: 188 [canceled]; 189. Transfer; U.S. War College; 1920; (DLC/PP-1920:46153) Forms part of: Daguerreotype collection (Library of Congress). Produced by Mathew Brady's studio.

[Shepherd Knapp, half-length portrait, slightly to right, eyes front]

[Shepherd Knapp, half-length portrait, slightly to right, eyes front]

Leather merchant and later a banker in New York City. Scratched on face of plate: 206; Shepherd Knapp. Transfer; U.S. War College; 1920. (DLC/PP-1920:46153). Forms part of: Daguerreotype collection (Library of ... More

[Memucan Hunt, half-length portrait, three-quarters to the right]

[Memucan Hunt, half-length portrait, three-quarters to the right]

Envoy, Minister Plenipotentiary, from Republic of Texas. Identification from engraving in DeBow's Southern and Western Review, October, 1852, frontispiece. Scratched on face of plate: 207; Hunt, Texas. Scratche... More

[Walter Restored Jones, half-length portrait, nearly in profile to left]

[Walter Restored Jones, half-length portrait, nearly in profile to lef...

Founder of Atlantic Mutual Marine Insurance Co., of New York City. Alternative identifications: Walter Reston Jones, d. 1855; Walter Jones of Washington; Walter James. Scratched on back of plate: 31; [illegible... More

[Unidentified man, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing front, holding hat]

[Unidentified man, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing front, holding ...

Transfer; U.S. War College; 1920; (DLC/PP-1920:46153). Forms part of: Daguerreotype collection (Library of Congress). Produced by Mathew Brady's studio.

[Unidentified man, three-quarter length portrait, facing slightly left, seated]

[Unidentified man, three-quarter length portrait, facing slightly left...

Hallmark: J. Rousseau & Co. Penciled on back of plate: Albert G. Transfer; U.S. War College; 1920; (DLC/PP-1920:46153). Forms part of: Daguerreotype collection (Library of Congress). Produced by Mathew Brady's studio.

[Unidentified man, half-length portrait, three-quarters to the left, eyes facing front, with beard]

[Unidentified man, half-length portrait, three-quarters to the left, e...

Scratched on back of plate: 122; 164. Corners trimmed. Alternative identification: Charles William Cathcart. Transfer; U.S. War College; 1920; (DLC/PP-1920:46153). Forms part of: Daguerreotype collection (Libra... More

[William Upham, head-and-shoulders portrait, slightly to the left, eyes front]

[William Upham, head-and-shoulders portrait, slightly to the left, eye...

Whig Senator from Vermont, 1843-1853. Alternative identification: Stephan (cat. 5). Scratched on back of plate: 148; Upham. Identification from woodcut in Gleason's pictorial drawingroom companion, February 5, ... More

[Truman Smith, half-length portrait, facing left, wearing spectacles]

[Truman Smith, half-length portrait, facing left, wearing spectacles]

Whig Congressman from Connecticut, 1839-1843, 1845-1949; Senator, 1849-1854. Transfer; U.S. War College; 1920; (DLC/PP-1920:46153). Forms part of: Daguerreotype collection (Library of Congress). Identification ... More

[John Hill Wheeler, half-length portrait, three-quarters to left]

[John Hill Wheeler, half-length portrait, three-quarters to left]

U.S. Minister to Nicaragua. Scratched on face of plate: 98; Jno. Wheeler. Scratched on back of plate: 79. Lower corners trimmed. Alternative identification: Hon. John Wheeler of New York (cat. 5). Transfer; U.S... More

[Unidentified man, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing front]

[Unidentified man, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing front]

Scratched on back of plate: 375. Hallmark: Rinhart 31a. Transfer; U.S. War College; 1920; (DLC/PP-1920:46153). Forms part of: Daguerreotype collection (Library of Congress). Produced by Mathew Brady's studio.

[Unidentified man, about 40 years of age, half-length portrait, nearly facing front, head slightly to the right]

[Unidentified man, about 40 years of age, half-length portrait, nearly...

Scratched on back of plate: 279. Corners trimmed. Transfer; U.S. War College; 1920; (DLC/PP-1920:46153). Forms part of: Daguerreotype collection (Library of Congress). Produced by Mathew Brady's studio.

[Jeremiah Clemens, half-length portrait, facing front]

[Jeremiah Clemens, half-length portrait, facing front]

Democratic Senator from Alabama, 1849-1853. Scratched on back of plate: 151; Sen. Clemens, Indiana. Transfer; U.S. War College; 1920; (DLC/PP-1920:46153). Forms part of: Daguerreotype collection (Library of Con... More

[Unidentified man, about 60 years of age, half-length portrait, slightly to left]

[Unidentified man, about 60 years of age, half-length portrait, slight...

Scratched on back of plate: 59; 192 [cancelled] Hallmark: 40. Transfer; U.S. War College; 1920; (DLC/PP-1920:46153). Forms part of: Daguerreotype collection (Library of Congress). Produced by Mathew Brady's studio.

[Framed painting of unidentified man, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing front]

[Framed painting of unidentified man, head-and-shoulders portrait, fac...

Alternative identification: Robert Morris. Copy of a painted portrait. Hallmark: Rinhart 13a. Transfer; U.S. War College; 1920. (DLC/PP-1920:46153). Forms part of: Daguerreotype collection (Library of Congress)... More

[Unidentified woman, about 35 years of age, three-quarter length portrait, three-quarters to the left, facing front, standing beside table with tablecloth and open book,]

[Unidentified woman, about 35 years of age, three-quarter length portr...

Scratched on face of plate: 215; Hotchkiss. Scratched on back of plate: 85. Alternative identification: Mrs. Hotchkiss (cat. 5). Transfer; U.S. War College; 1920; (DLC/PP-1920:46153). Forms part of: Daguerreoty... More

[Mr. Simms, half-length portrait, three-quarters to the left]

[Mr. Simms, half-length portrait, three-quarters to the left]

Scratched on back of plate: 121. Transfer; U.S. War College; 1920. (DLC/PP-1920:46153). Forms part of: Daguerreotype collection (Library of Congress). Produced by Mathew Brady's studio.

[Forbes Winslow, three-quarter length portrait, three-quarters to the right, eyes front, seated in chair at table with escritoire, holding quill pen]

[Forbes Winslow, three-quarter length portrait, three-quarters to the ...

Doctor, physician, psychiatrist. Alternative identification: Dr. Winston (cat. 5). Scratched on back of plate: 152. Hallmark: [asterisk double paschal lamb] J.P. 30. Transfer; U.S. War College; 1920. (DLC/PP-19... More

[Hugh Brady, half-length portrait, facing front, in civilian dress]

[Hugh Brady, half-length portrait, facing front, in civilian dress]

U.S. Army General. Scratched on face of plate: 150. Scratched on back of plate: Gen. Brady. Transfer; U.S. War College; 1920; (DLC/PP-1920:46153). Forms part of: Daguerreotype collection (Library of Congress). ... More

[Unidentified man, head-and-shoulders portrait, slightly to right]

[Unidentified man, head-and-shoulders portrait, slightly to right]

Alternative identification: Sergeant Smith Prentiss, lawyer and Whig representative from Mississippi. Scratched on back of plate: 258. Transfer; U.S. War College; 1920. (DLC/PP-1920:46153). Forms part of: Dague... More

[John Lane Gardner, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing right]

[John Lane Gardner, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing right]

Colonel, U.S. Army. Scratched on back of plate: 13; Col. Gardner. Transfer; U.S. War College; 1920; (DLC/PP-1920:46153). Forms part of: Daguerreotype collection (Library of Congress). Produced by Mathew Brady's studio.

[Teresa Truffi, full-length portrait of a woman, slightly to the left, eyes right, standing, in theatrical costume, holding small bottle]

[Teresa Truffi, full-length portrait of a woman, slightly to the left,...

Opera singer, actress. Scratched on face of plate: 217; Truffi. Scratched on back of plate: 186. Transfer; U.S. War College; 1920. (DLC/PP-1920:46153). Forms part of: Daguerreotype collection (Library of Congre... More

[Unidentified man, about 40 years of age, head-and-shoulders portrait, slightly to the left]

[Unidentified man, about 40 years of age, head-and-shoulders portrait,...

Two corners trimmed. Transfer; U.S. War College; 1920; (DLC/PP-1920:46153). Forms part of: Daguerreotype collection (Library of Congress). Produced by Mathew Brady's studio.

[William Kent, half-length portrait, three-quarters to the right, wearing white waistcoat]

[William Kent, half-length portrait, three-quarters to the right, wear...

Scratched on back of plate: 81; 245. Identified by Owen Blevins 8/2014 based on lithograph by Charles Chester Buttre in the Harvard University Library. Transfer; U.S. War College; 1920; (DLC/PP-1920:46153). For... More

[A. Oakey Hall, half-length portrait, three-quarters to right, eyes front]

[A. Oakey Hall, half-length portrait, three-quarters to right, eyes fr...

Mayor of New York City. Identification from engraving of a later photograph by Sarony in Daily graphic, March 31, 1883, p. 221. Scratched on back of plate: 109; Oakey Hall. Transfer; U.S. War College; 1920; (DL... More

[Unidentified woman, three-quarter length portrait, facing front, seated beside small table with tablecloth]

[Unidentified woman, three-quarter length portrait, facing front, seat...

Scratched on back of plate: 336. Transfer; U.S. War College; 1920; (DLC/PP-1920:46153). Forms part of: Daguerreotype collection (Library of Congress). Produced by Mathew Brady's studio.

[Unidentified man, about 45 years of age, half-length portrait, facing left, with sideburns]

[Unidentified man, about 45 years of age, half-length portrait, facing...

Scratched on back of plate: 8. Transfer; U.S. War College; 1920; (DLC/PP-1920:46153). Forms part of: Daguerreotype collection (Library of Congress). Produced by Mathew Brady's studio.

[R.M.T. Hunter, half-length portrait, three-quarters to the left]

[R.M.T. Hunter, half-length portrait, three-quarters to the left]

Whig Congressman from Virginia, 1837-1843, 1845-1847; Senator, 1847-1861. Scratched on back of plate: #144; Sen. Hunter, Virginia. Hallmark: 40M. Transfer; U.S. War College; 1920; (DLC/PP-1920:46153). Forms par... More