John C. Underwood
Original Author: Brady-Handy Collection
Created: Between 1865 and 1880
Medium: Wet collodion glass-plate negative

John C. Underwood

John C. Underwood, an antislavery activist and politician in Virginia and a federal judge from 1863 to 1873, is the subject of this photograph made in the second half of the nineteenth century. 

This glass-plate image is part of the Brady-Handy Collection of negatives at the Library of Congress. The collection combines the work of Mathew B. Brady and his nephew Levin D. Handy, who ran several photographic studios in Washington, D.C. The majority of the negatives are portraits taken during and after the Civil War, but the collection also includes views of Washington, D.C.