Old photos have a way of transporting us to the past, allowing us to look at what life was like way back when. If you’ve ever been curious to see what life was like in Illinois a century ago, here are 11 historic photos just to give you a small glimpse.

Photographs are one of the best ways of preserving the past and we are lucky to see what life was like so long ago in the Prairie State. Do you enjoy looking at historic photos of Illinois? Step even further back in time by looking at some of the very first photos taken of Illinois.

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