U.S. Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division

A portrait of President Ulysses S. Grant

President Ulysses S. Grant is seen in this rather formal photographic portrait. The photo was taken sometime between 1869 and 1885. He accepted Robert E. Lee's surrender to end the Civil War in 1865, and became president in 1868. Grant died in 1885, which is why its a pretty sure thing that this photo wasn't taken after that.

The photo is from the Brady-Handy Collection in the U.S. Library of Congress. Its ID number there is: LC-BH82601-3703 DLC.

See our biography of Ulysses S. Grant