The Oldest Photos Captured From Each State
34. North Dakota
The photograph was taken in 1868 and it illustrates Iron Bear, the head of the Arikara tribe. The picture was taken on Fort Berthold Indian Reservation, which is a U.S Indian reservation that has become a territory for the Three Tribes (Mandan, Hidatsa, and Arikara Nation).
William Henry Harrison, photographed here in 1840, became the last American president not born as an American citizen but his tenure would be short-lived as he would die from pneumonia just 31 days into his presidency, making him the shortest-serving U.S. president in history and the first to die in office.
The son of a Cherokee mother and a Scottish father, John Ross was the Principal Chief of the Cherokee Nation from 1828 to 1866 and would be better known as Guwisguwi, which means “Mysterious Little White Bird” in Cherokee.
He founded the original settlement of Chattanooga, Tennessee, from which the Cherokee were expelled to Oklahoma in the 1830s. This photograph was taken in 1850.