Photograph of Mathew Brady after Bull Run

Mathew Brady on July 22, 1861 after he returned from Bull Run. Image is a full (head to foot) studio portrait; Brady wears a straw hat, shirt, pants and long duster coat. The hilt of a sword sticks out from under the coat at Brady's waist. Inscription on image: "Photo taken July 22, 1861, Brady - the Photographer returned from Bull Run;" on the card below the photo "M.B. Brady, Wash. D.C."; and on the back: "Brady's National Portrait Gallery and Museum of Historical Photography, Pa Ave. & 13th, Washington, D.C." The photo is in sepia tone; edges are scalloped and gold-edged all around.
Currently not on view
Object Name
date made
Brady's Photographic Studio
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
overall: 16.5 cm x 10.2 cm; 6 1/2 in x 4 in
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Civil War
Civil War
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Culture and the Arts: Photographic History
Civil War
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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