Sherman and His Generals, Blair House Collection
This photograph taken by Mathew Brady is of Gen. William T. Sherman and his generals in 1866. Frank Blair, who was a member of Sherman's staff, was not present for the initial photograph so a separate image of Blair was cut and pasted at the far right of the photograph.
Blair was a member of the Blair family that resided at Blair House, located across Pennsylvania Avenue from the White House. The house has been used as the president's guest house since the Franklin D. Roosevelt administration. Visiting diplomats and dignitaries stay at Blair House while on official visits with the White House and is historically where the president-elect and first family reside prior to taking the oath of office. This photograph is a part of the Blair family's collection.