Charles Devens
Original Author: Brady-Handy Collection
Created: Between 1865 and 1880
Medium: Wet collodion glass-plate negative

Charles Devens

Charles Devens, of Massachusetts, a Union general during the Civil War and the U.S. attorney general from 1877 to 1881, is the subject of this photographic portrait. 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.