November 20, 2022

Today in History: Mathew Brady

Today in History–February 27–the Library of Congress features Mathew Brady who photographed presidential hopeful Abraham Lincoln before a speech on this day in 1860. At successful studio photographer, Brady set out to document the people, places and events of the Civil War. The historical impact of the endeavor is priceless but at the time, left him penniless. Find out more about the father of photojournalism by visiting the Today in History section and clicking the links below. Mathew B. … [Read more...]

Today in History: Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Today in History–February 27–the Library of Congress features poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, born on this date in 1807 in Portland, Maine. Longfellow was considered a "new poet" in his day and was very popular both in the United States and abroad. Learn more about this artist and scholar by visiting the Today in History section and clicking the links below. Poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Was Born from America's Library "The Village Blacksmith" handwritten poem by Henry Wadsworth … [Read more...]