Brady’s Lens: The Civil War and the Mathew Brady Collection in the National Archives

On 9 April 1865, Confederate General Robert E. Lee surrendered his Army of Northern Virginia to Ulysses S. Grant at Appomattox Courthouse.  Over the course of April and into early May, more and more Confederate commanders surrendered their armies, and on 10 May 1865, Union troops captured Confederate President Jefferson Davis.  Three days later, at … Continue reading Brady’s Lens: The Civil War and the Mathew Brady Collection in the National Archives

Images of the Week: Presidential Portraits

The theme this week is U.S. Presidents. Local Identifier: 148-GW-426, “George Washington. Copy of painting by Gilbert Stuart” Local Identifier: 148-GW-910C / Presidents List 17, “Thomas Jefferson. Copy of painting by Thomas Sully” Local Identifier: 111-SC-94193, “Andrew Jackson” Local Identifier: 111-SC-3656 / Civil War# 188, “Abraham Lincoln” Local Identifier: DM-REECE-M5-1, "Theodore Roosevelt" Local Identifier: 111-SC-4984, … Continue reading Images of the Week: Presidential Portraits