Paul Morphy (1837-1884)

Young Paul Morphy became the best chess player in the world. From New Orleans, he entered the national scene by winning the 1857 First American Chess Congress. In Europe he easily defeated its best players. When Morphy returned to the U.S., he was a national hero.

Date:
1862 circa 5 years
Original Format:
Carte de Visite
Item#:
MES39508
Photographer:
Mathew Brady
Height:
2352px
Width:
1414px
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