Mathew Brady Civil War Photos: New and Improved on Flickr!
Way back in October, we announced that the National Archives was uploading several sets of our Mathew Brady photos onto Flickr. These original sets were not in any particular order, and were just a selection of the thousands of photographs that Mathew Brady took that now live at the National Archives. Also in that original post, we received lots of great feedback from you on how we should organize these images, and the benefits of geotagging the images.
Thanks to your suggestions, we have created over 40 topical sets for these images, including Civil War Entrenchments and Defenses, Lincoln’s Cabinet, and Union and Confederate Generals. Most major battles are represented in the sets, as well as Women of the Civil War. Additionally, we have gone through and geotagged most of the images as accurately as we could. The possibilities for using these sets for research, education, and just plain perusal are endless!
Only about half of all our Mathew Brady images are on Flickr at this time. Our Mathew Brady sets will be changing as we continue to add new images (this is also the reason some sets are not as full as others). Take a look at the collection, and let us know what you think!