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Incidents of the War

Date:
1861
Dimensions:
35.7 × 28 × 1.8 cm (14 1/16 × 11 × 11/16 in.)
Classification:
Portfolios
Credit Line:
Gilman Collection, Museum Purchase, 2005
Accession Number:
2005.100.854
  • Description

    In summer 1861 Mathew B. Brady began releasing oversize photographs on paper mounts with the series title "Brady’s Incidents of the War." These albumen silver prints with letterpress titles and series numbers were relatively expensive and conceived to appeal to a small but wealthy audience. They constitute the first intentionally produced collectible series of large-format photographs in American photography. Brady also sold handsome tooled-leather portfolios such as this one.

  • Provenance

    [Paul Katz, 08/01/84]; Gilman Paper Company Collection, New York

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