The Oldest Photos Captured From Each State

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7. Connecticut

One of the earliest pictures taken in Connecticut shows the attendees of the Gunnery Camp, the first summer camp that took place in America.

Nowadays it’s a boarding school near Litchfield Hills.

Courtesy of Library of Congress

8. Delaware

The oldest photograph from Delaware was taken back in 1860 and it is a picture of Benjamin Thomas Biggs. He was the 46th Governor of Delaware, representing the state as a Democrat.

Before that, he was a member of the Whig Party, where he started his political career. He took part in the development of the Delaware Constitutional Convention of 1852. He switched to being a Democrat after the convention was rejected.

Courtesy of Library of Congress

9. Florida

This photograph taken around 1862 and taken by a Union soldier named Sam Cooley, shows the Federal Navy and seaborne expeditions against the Atlantic Coast of the Confederacy, specifically of Florida, who had joined the Confederacy during the Civil War but was quickly conquered.

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