MATHEW BRADY by Robert Wilson

August 19, 2013

Robert Wilson spoke about his book, Mathew Brady: Portraits of a Nation, at Politics & Prose on Monday, August 19, 2013.

Mathew Brady is remembered as perhaps the Civil War photographer—but in fact he couldn’t stomach battlefields and assigned others to take the pictures that his photographic service then managed. Wilson, American Scholar editor and biographer of Clarence King, presents a new image of Brady, profiling him as a businessman, studio portraitist, and historian.