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

Have you ever thought about where our beautiful city began? Kansas City started using cameras in the mid 1800s, but many photos have been kept private or lost to time. Some of the oldest photos we’ve found include streets and buildings that just aren’t here anymore. Often, the differences across 150 years is shocking. After some digging, we’ve found some of the oldest photos ever taken in Kansas City. Enjoy!

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Do you have any photos of this time period? Share them with us in the comments! Sharing history is the best way to celebrate your roots. For more amazing old photos snapped in Missouri check out this incredible collection of St. Louis’ oldest photos!