Shooting Lincoln

Shooting Lincoln

Mathew Brady, Alexander Gardner, and the Race to Photograph the Story of the Century

Book - 2017
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Their long rivalry climaxed with the spilled blood of an American president. Mathew Brady, nearly blind and hoping to rekindle his artistic photographic magic, competed against his former understudy, Alexander Gardner, to record the epic moments of President Abraham Lincoln's death; the hunt for his murderer, John Wilkes Booth; and the execution of the men and women who conspired with Booth to cripple the United States government. 'Shooting Lincoln' tells the tory of their race for lasting camera-lens glory-and shows how, at the end of the Civil War, photography had become the photojournalism that would our change culture forever. Brady and Gardner took some of the most memorable images ever recorded in history, invented a new media industry, and became the fathers of modern media, unlocking the passion of Americans for close-up views of history as it happened.
Publisher: Boston, MA : Da Capo Press, 2017
Edition: First Da Capo Press edition
ISBN: 9780306824692
0306824698
Branch Call Number: 973.7092 LINCO PISTO
Characteristics: vii, 223 pages, [32] pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm

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