March 13, 2013 — An Evening with Matthew Brady

Mr.Matthew-Brady-and-Mark-Holbrook Lincoln’s Camera Man: An Evening with Matthew Brady, with living historian Mark Holbrook, of the Ohio Historical Society.   Brady’s photographs of Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War have become icons of the early days of photography.  Come hear the story from Matthew Brady himself as the world renowned photographer and chronicler of the American Civil War and the presidency of Abraham Lincoln shares some of his photographs and the stories behind them.

Mark Holbrook, Marketing Manager for the Ohio Historical Society, is a native Ohioan, graduate of Ohio State University and an avid student of history.  Mark has been a Civil War reenactor for more than 15 years and has given numerous lectures to adults and children about the life of a Civil War soldier.  An author of several articles on the Civil War and reenacting, Mark is the editor of the regimental history of the 49th Ohio Volunteer Infantry.  In addition to overseeing the Society’s marketing, Mark portrays historic characters for Society events, and acts in the Echoes in Time theatre series at the Ohio Historical Center in Columbus.