Here Are The Oldest Photos Ever Taken In Kansas And They’re Incredible

Partially thanks to dedicated history-keepers and donations to the Library of Congress, there’s a good chunk of Kansas’ history documented here and there. It’s estimated that photography didn’t take off until the mid 1800s, so there’s not much to look at from before then. We’ve looked through archives upon archives, and found some of the oldest photos ever taken in Kansas. Take a look!

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Do you have any old photos from your personal collections from this era? Feel free to share them with us in the comments! For more Kansas history, you should check out this iconic piece of Kansas history‘s announcement.