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Capitol, from near Trinity Church

Capitol, from near Trinity Church

 
 
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Title devised by Library staff.
Printed on recto: "Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1862, by M.B. Brady, in the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the District of Columbia."
Printed on verso: "Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1862, by Barnard & Gibson, in the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the District of Columbia."
Deposit; Tom Liljenquist; 2017; (D073)
Purchased from: The Horse Soldier, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, September 2017.
Forms part of: Liljenquist Family Collection of Civil War Photographs (Library of Congress).
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Mathew Brady (1823-1896) was one of the most prolific photographers of the nineteenth century, creating a visual documentation of the Civil War period (1860-1865). During the Civil War, Brady and his associates traveled throughout the eastern part of the country, capturing the effects of the War through photographs of people, towns, and battlefields. Additionally, Brady kept studios in Washington, DC and New York City, where many influential politicians and war heroes sat for portraits. The U.S. National Archives has digitized over 6,000 images from the series Mathew Brady Photographs of Civil War-Era Personalities and Scenes (National Archives's Local Identifier 111-B) and included them in our online catalog. The U.S. National Archives was established in 1934 by President Franklin Roosevelt, but its major holdings date back to 1775. The National Archives keeps only those Federal records that are judged to have continuing value -- about 2 to 5 percent of those generated in any given year. By now, they add up to a formidable number, diverse in form as well as in content. In addition to the photographs and graphic images described above, there are approximately 9 billion pages of textual records; 7.2 million maps, charts, and architectural drawings; billions of machine-readable data sets; and more than 365,000 reels of film and 110,000 videotapes. All of these materials are preserved because they are important to the workings of Government, have long-term research worth, or provide information of value to citizens.

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01/01/1862
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Library of Congress
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