In 1845 Brady began to carry out his plan to photograph as many famous people of his time as he could—including Daniel Webster, Edgar Allan Poe, and James Fenimore Cooper in New York.. He achieved most of his fame through taking pictured of the Civil War from Southern Pennsylvania to Texas. His photography is widely known in a majority of all regions. At age 17, Brady was a student in the first photography school in America, Opened in 184 by Samuel F. B. Morse. He then opened two studios in New York and twice, operated in Washington D.C. His photographs are very popular in museums and history books.