Storied Women of the Civil War Era
May 24, 2019 - Mar 20, 2022
Ticket: Free
During the Civil War era, numerous women rose to national prominence—from First Lady Mary Todd Lincoln to the actress and Union spy Pauline Cushman. This intimate exhibition includes portraits of these and other intriguing women who captivated the public while becoming sought-after subjects for Mathew Brady’s camera.

Ann Shumard, the National Portrait Gallery’s senior curator of photographs, is the curator of this exhibition.
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