I did a podcast on Brady, stating he was a New Yorker. It looks as though that information was incorrect. New documentation is pointing to the great photographer actually being Irish.
Harold Holzer, who has written or edited 50 books on Lincoln and the Civil War, said: “Brady is a guy who kind of defies place. He doesn’t belong anywhere. He belongs everywhere. He has ties to upstate New York, New York City, Washington, D.C. He does deserve the recognition anyone is willing to give him.”
via Missing Historical Marker Resurrects Debate Over Photographer’s Birthplace – NYTimes.com.