Meade Brothers: Pioneers in American Photography

June 14, 2013 – June 1, 2014

National Portrait Gallery
8th and F Streets, NW
Washington, DC

1st Floor, East Floor Plan

Explore the lives and careers of brothers Charles R. Meade and Henry W. M. Meade, who, along with such of their contemporaries as Mathew Brady and Southworth and Hawes, are recognized as leading members of the first generation of American studio photographers. Examine Meade brothers’ daguerreotypes from the Gallery’s substantial collection, as well as related objects from public institutions and private collections, including a large-format daguerreotype of Sam Houston and two daguerreotypes of Louis Daguerre. This exhibition is thought to be the first dedicated solely to the work of these 19th-century American photographers.