Photo by Brady: A Picture of the Civil War
Atheneum Books for Young Readers, Mar 22, 2005 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 147 pages
Mathew B. Brady was already a famous photographer by the time the Civil War began. But the war gave Brady something else:
The chance to make a RECORD OF A WAR -- this war -- in a way that had never been done before: WITH TRUE-TO-LIFE PICTURES INSTEAD OF JUST WORDS. He hired field photographers to travel with the troops, equipped them with cameras and wagons filled with supplies, and sent them out with the directive to make a visual record of the war and to show people scenes they could have only read about before.
The pictures the field photographers sent back were HAUNTING, BEAUTIFUL, DEVASTATING, AND TOTALLY UNFORGETTABLE. And thousands of them included the notation "Photo by Brady." Though Brady didn't actually take the photographs, he was the genius behind them. His vision and foresight gave the country images that not only touched the people at the time, but have gone on to leave an indelible mark on the collective memory of this country. And the name of Mathew Brady will always be remembered with them.
In Photo By Brady, Jennifer Armstrong tells the story of the Civil War as seen through the lenses of its recorders. It is a moving and elegant look at the brutal and deadly time.
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Good too learn about the civil war, especially photos.
Review: Photo by Brady: A Picture of the Civil WarUser Review - Traci - Goodreads
Summary: Jennifer Armstrong uses the photos of Matthew Brady, who was a famous photographer prior to the start of the civil war to tell the story of the war in an imaginative and unique way that is ... Read full review
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