Thomas F. Bayard
Original Author: Brady-Handy Collection
Created: Between 1870 and 1880
Medium: Wet collodion glass-plate negative

Thomas F. Bayard

Thomas F. Bayard, a U.S. senator from Delaware, is the subject of this photographic portrait made between 1870 and 1880. Bayard served in the Senate from 1869 to 1885, and as secretary of state from 1885 to 1889.

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.