Charles Sumner
Original Author: Brady-Handy Collection
Created: Between 1860 and 1874
Medium: Wet collodion glass-plate negative

Charles Sumner

Charles Sumner, a U.S. senator from Massachusetts from 1851 to 1874, is the subject of this glass-plate photographic portrait. This image is part of the Brady-Handy Photograph Collection 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.