The United States persists for more than 200 years and has shaped the history of the world with several historical moments. The world saw the arrival of photographic technology in the early 1800s, and it marked the beginning of a completely new era.
Time before then, photographic records were virtually non-existent, the early 19th century was the first time in history that records visual snippets of life and landscape. These iconic pictures were shot between the 1820s and 1860s, which demonstrate what life was like in each state at the start of the 19th century.
Indiana – Confederate Prisoners In Indiana
This photo by Eben P. Shaper was taken at some point during the Civil War. In those days, Camp Morton was utilized as a military training ground before the initiation of the war. In 1861, the main Union fighters showed up at the camp, presumably, a few years before the oldest photograph was taken.
Afterward, it turned into a camp for prisoners, seeing huge loads of Confederate soldiers being held for quite a long time during the war. Cutter captured a group of dissident confederate prisoners before they were finally set free in 1865.