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Historic color photos from every US state

INSIDER Logo By Kristin Salaky of INSIDER | Slide 1 of 51:  We tend to take photos for granted in 2018 - we have some of the most powerful cameras right in back pockets to snap photos of everything from our lunch to our outfit.  But this wasn't always the case - in fact color photos are a relatively new phenomenon, with the first color photo being created in 1861. But color photos didn't become mainstream until the mid-1900s.  We rounded up some stunning, historic, color photos from every state, according to The Library Congress. They truly show how far we've come.

We tend to take photos for granted in 2018 - we have some of the most powerful cameras right in back pockets to snap photos of everything from our lunch to our outfit.

But this wasn't always the case - in fact color photos are a relatively new phenomenon, with the first color photo being created in 1861. But color photos didn't become mainstream until the mid-1900s.

We rounded up some stunning, historic, color photos from every state, according to The Library Congress.

They truly show how far we've come.

© Library of Congress/Bob Sandberg and Jack Star
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