Brady, Mathew – Civil War


This Mathew Brady mug is part of our collection of Civil War biographical mugs.  An image of Mathew Brady and a short biography are features of this history mug.

Small Mug, 11 oz.

Large Mug, 15 oz.

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Mathew Brady is considered the father of photojournalism.  He was one of the best-known and most celebrated photographers of the 19th century.  Brady started as a portrait painter then became involved making leather cases to hold the new daguerreotype invention.  After a few classes he opened his own studio in New York and in 1849 another in Washington, D.C.  His early daguerreotypes and ambrotypes gave way to the albumen print.  This allowed paper photographs to be  produced from a large glass negative and was how most of the Civil War photographs were made.  His ability to bring a photographic studio to a battlefield site secured his place in history.  Brady and his crew of assistants produced thousands of photos of Civil War scenes.  After the war Brady went bankrupt and died penniless.

This Mathew Brady mug is part of our US Civil War series profiling participants in the War Between the States.  Thousands of Confederate and Union soldiers fought in battles such as Bull Run, Antietam, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, Vicksburg, Chattanooga, Cold Harbor and Petersburg.  We honor their sacrifices by telling their stories.

The biographical History Mugs were created to teach and inspire individuals to learn about our diverse and interesting history.  The biographies were researched and written by history enthusiast, Robert Compton.  He colorized most of the historic photos and images used on the mugs, which were originally black and white or sepia tone.  The images and biographies are imprinted on mugs at his studio in rural Vermont.

  • Mugs are food and microwave safe.
  • To preserve photographic quality we recommend hand washing.
  • Mugs are usually shipped within 3-5 days.
  • Shipping charges are lower when buying multiple mugs.


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