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Bradys Civil War Time Machine A dead person is a gruesome sight to see More in real life but for some one who has never seen anything like it it can be quite shocking The most popular of Bradys photographs were the ones of the dead And this destroyed the idea that war is romantic and glorious The people who saw Mathew Bradys photographs from the civil war were horrified yet intrigued This particular picture is quite disgusting It does not have a title but the caption reads No words are needed for the story this picture tells The boys head is twisted backward in a position that is incapable of being moved to on a live man His eyes are closed yet his mouth is open There is a gun lying across his body as he lies in a ditch next to other guns and waste His body hangs limp with the chill of death Bradys pictures changed the world of photography and war They changed the way people look at war Bradys photographs were state of the art and laid a foundation for photographers after him Brady didnt just start taking pictures for the war Mathew B Brady the B added to make him appear more professional started off wanting to be an artist and painted portraits He studied under Samuel Morse Whenever Brady had free time you could find him at Morses studio Morse went to France one summer to learn of a new art form photography Louis-Jacques-Mande Daguerre is credited with inventing photography in August of 1839 Morse brought back the technology and Brady picked up on the new development Brady became rather good and eventually open a studio for people to have their portraits taken When the civil war broke out in 1861 Brady felt it was his obligation to cover the war A spirit in my feet said Go and I went Brady said Sullivan 76
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