The original stereoscopic, twin image negative for this photo still exists in the collections at the National Archives. The image is a wartime original albumen print mounted on a Brady mount.The print was made as a direct contact print with the glass plate negative, meaning that the glass negative that was in the camera actually rested on top of the albumen photo paper in making the print. The image may have been taken in or around the Washington area during the Civil War.
The photo was discovered 45 years ago in a. Civil War era family photo album. That was in the attic of an old house once owned by a New Jersey judge during the 1860's. He studied under inventor Samuel F.
Morse, who pioneered the daguerreotype technique in America. Brady opened his own studio in New York in 1844, and photographed many public figures of his day, including Abraham Lincoln. When the Civil War started, his use of a mobile studio and darkroom enabled vivid photographs that brought home the reality of the war to the public.To create over 10,000 plates during the war. When that did not happen, Brady found himself deeply in debt. He died penniless in a charity ward following a streetcar accident in 1896. Ironically, Brady's funeral was financed by veterans of the 7th New York Infantry. 2 1/2 x 4 1/8 inches. Please review all of our photos of this scarce item (taken in different lighting) and feel free to message us ahead of sale with any questions. Gold stand is for display only. The item "Brady Civil War Photo Union Soldiers Illustration Camp Life 7th NY State Militia" is in sale since Friday, November 29, 2019. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\Civil War (1861-65)\Reenactment & Reproductions\Photographs". The seller is "lisettessecretcurio" and is located in Asbury Park, New Jersey.
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