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

Thanks to the efforts of photographers, dedicated historians, and archivists in Virginia, we’ve got incredible footage of what life was like here in the Old Dominion through the decades. Below you’ll find photographs from as early as the nineteenth century through the early twentieth. Scrolling through these pictures, you’ll find scenes from the Civil War, the industrial age, and a scattering of scenes from every day life.

Take a look:

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