Orange Ferriss
Original Author: Brady-Handy Collection
Created: Between 1860 and 1875
Medium: Wet collodion glass-plate negative

Orange Ferriss

Orange Ferriss, a New York member of the U.S. House of Representatives from 1867 to 1871, sits for a photographic portrait that is part of the Brady-Handy collection of glass-plate negatives at the Library of Congress. In 1871 President Ulysses S. Grant appointed Ferriss one of three members of the Southern Claims Commission, an entity created to adjudicate claims made by southern Unionists demanding payment for property appropriated from them by the Union army during the Civil War.