Mathew B. Brady photograph of President James Buchanan
Scope and Contents
Salt print of President James Buchanan taken by Mathew Brady in 1857. The photograph was originally a daguerreotype.
- Brady, Mathew B., approximately 1823-1896 (photographer, Person)
Conditions Governing Access
Open for public research.
Conditions Governing Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from the Mathew B. Brady photograph of President James Buchanan must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.
Mathew B. Brady (ca. 1823-1896) was an American photographer.
Mathew B. Brady was born circa 1823 in Warren County, New York, of Irish decent. He became the student of a portrait painter named William Page. They learned the art of daguerrotypes from Samuel F. B. Morse, and in 1844 Brady opened his own photography studio in New York. He is considered the father of photojournalism and took many portraits of Presidents of the United States along with many Civil War photographs. His photograph of Abraham Lincoln now appears on the five dollar bill and the penny. He married Juliet Handy in 1851. He died from complications of a streetcar accident in the charity ward of Presbyterian Hospital in New York City on January 15, 1896.
1 folder (0.01 linear ft.)
Language of Materials
Maintained in original order.
Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements
Kept in cold storage; access requires 24 hours advance notice.
This collection was purchased from Vintage Works, LTD. in 2011.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Purchased; Vintage Works LTD.; 2011.
Photographs (Photograph Archives).
Black and white.
Dimensions: 19 x 14 cm., 36 x 28 cm. border.
Processed; Lionel Thomas, student photograph processor; 2011.
- Register of the Mathew B. Brady photograph of President James Buchanan
- Lionel Thomas
- 2011 November 22
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Language of description note
- Finding aid written in English in Latin script.