The Oldest Photos Captured From Each State

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25. Missouri

View of the Iron Mountain” is the title of this photograph that shows Lucretia Coffin Mott. She was a feminist activist, she was a strong supporter of women’s right to vote and ending slavery. 

She was one of the founders of the Philadelphia Female Anti-Slavery Society in 1833. She encouraged women to get involved in public speaking and writing. Her ideas and behavior weren’t supported by society because it was unusual to see women so involved in their professional lives.

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26. Montana

This landscape photograph of the Bird Tail Rock shows the mysterious and fascinating side of Montana. It became an important landmark along the Benton Road between Fort Benton and Helena.

The road that enables travelers to go past the rock was built by Lieutenant John Mullan in 1960.

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27. Nebraska

Nebraska became the 37th state of the United States in 1867. This photograph was taken at the beginning of the 1860s, and it shows a soldier, with his wife and his son.

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