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Matthew Brady
(1823 - 1896)

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1823 Born in Warren County, New York
1839 Arrives in New York City
1840 Meets Samuel Morse
1841 Studies with Daguerre
1843 Begins making special cases for daguerreotypes
1844 Opens the Daguerreotype Miniature Gallery in New York
1849 Opens a gallery in Washington
1850 Gallery of Illustrious Americans published
1850 Eyesight begins to fail, relies on assistant Alexander Gardner
1850 Marries Juliet Handy
1851 Tours Europe, wins a gold medal for "general excellence" in world-class photography competition at the International Exhibition at the Crystal Palace in London
1861 Seeks and is granted permission to work on a photographic record of the Civil War
1870 Bankruptcy
1875 Congress grants Brady $25,000
1887 Juliet dies
1896 Dies 15 January in the charity ward of Presbyterian Hospital in New York
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