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Mrs Julia Grant

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    United States (photographed)

  • Date:

    c. 1864 (photographed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Brady, Mathew B., born 1823 - died 1896 (photographer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Albumen photograph mounted on card.

  • Credit Line:

    The Royal Photographic Society Collection at the V&A, acquired with the generous assistance of the National Lottery Heritage Fund and Art Fund

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level F, case MB2, shelf SH2, box XRG302

Physical description

Carte-de-visite depicting a portrait of Mrs Julia Grant (1826-1902), née Julia Boggs Dent. She was the wife of Ulysses S. Grant (married 1848-1885), and became the First Lady when Ulysses was elected President in 1869.

Place of Origin

United States (photographed)


c. 1864 (photographed)


Brady, Mathew B., born 1823 - died 1896 (photographer)

Materials and Techniques

Albumen photograph mounted on card.

Marks and inscriptions

BRADY'S / National Photographic Portrait / GALLERIES / Broadway and 10th St, New York / 352 Pennsylvania Avenue / Washington, D.C.
Printed on verso as part of logo.

Mrs Grant
Handwritten on verso in pencil.

wife of Genl Grant / USA
Handwritten on verso in ink.


Height: 93 mm Image, Width: 55 mm Image, Height: 104 mm Card, Width: 62 mm Card

Descriptive line

Photograph by Mathew Brady, Portrait of Mrs Julia Grant, albumen print, c. 1864.


Photographic paper


Albumen process; Photography


Photographs; Portraits; The Royal Photographic Society; RPS Digitisation Project


Royal Photographic Society Collection

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