Here Are The Oldest Photos Ever Taken In Illinois And They’re Incredible
If you’ve ever rifled through Grandma’s old photo albums, you may have come across some ancient pictures from a time long gone. We did some digging ourselves and found several shots you need to see. Black and off-white, blurry, and sometimes a little odd, these are 10 of oldest photos taken in Illinois.
We became a state two years after cameras were first invented, so much of our history is properly preserved in still shots. Keep scrolling to see ancient images of Illinois.
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An Illinois transplant who grew up and went to school in Indiana for 22 years, Elizabeth holds a BFA in creative writing and has enjoyed traveling across the country and parts of Europe. She has visited half of the states, as well as parts of Canada, Mexico, and the Caribbean, and regularly travels home to the Hoosier State to see friends and family. With more than five years of writing experience, Elizabeth’s articles have been featured on several websites, and her poetry and short stories have been published in multiple literary journals.
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