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

The Library of Congress is a treasure trove of digital files that preserve the history of our country. I spent most of a day combing their files for the very oldest pictures of Wisconsin still in existence and they’re kind of amazing. Most of the pictures day from 1880-1910 and it’s amazing to see how much some places have changed and how some have stayed remarkably the same.

Here are some of the most amazing photos taken in early Wisconsin:

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