The Oldest Photos Captured From Each State

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43. Texas

Samuel Hamilton Walker enlisted in the Washington City Volunteers for the Creek Indian Campaign in Alabama in 1836, aged 19 and would go on to have a decorated military career as Texas Ranger captain and officer of the Republic of Texas and the United States armies.

He would see many armed conflicts and this image was taken in 1846, one year before he would be killed in action aged just 30. While it is believed he was killed by a shotgun blast, a popular legend claim he was killed by a lance.

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44. Utah

Utah’s most famous place is definitely the Great Salt Lake, which is the 8th largest lake in the world and the largest in the Western Hemisphere.

The photograph illustrates this fascinating landmark. It was taken by Alfred Hart from Monument Point in 1865.

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45. Vermont

This 1852 photograph is of the Arms of the State of Vermont which was drawn for the ceiling of the Hall of Representatives from an impression of the seal by J.A. Oental.

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