A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words

A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words

Did you know …   Mathew Brady owned two photography studios before the Civil War began – one in New York City and one in Washington D.C. With the start of the war, he wanted to take pictures of war scenes. He had photographed Abraham Lincoln twice before the Civil War started. He already had reputation as a good photographer. He purchased new equipment and hired more photographers to help him go to the battlefields and document the war with pictures. What-is-it Wagons Each of Mathew’s photographic teams had a “what-is-it” wagon. These were darkrooms on four wheels. They carried cameras and equipment to capture scenes from camp life and the battleground. These wagons had a back step below the wagon floor with a lightproof door hung in...

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