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Old 08-12-2019, 07:03 PM
 
Location: Continental Europe
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I'm not sure if this warrants a post on here, but personally I have a fascination with "lived history" or internal history, and I enjoyed watching this video of a 108 year old woman who was interviewed in 1977 (so born in 1868). I liked hearing her language quirks and the way she spoke, and what she said about what life was like for women in those days.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e4FZkXvAY94
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Old 08-12-2019, 08:36 PM
 
Location: Upstate, NY
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There is footage of film from the late 1800’s that can be found on YouTube. It is a bit haunting to think that everyone in them is long gone. Fascinating to watch, though.
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Old 08-12-2019, 08:55 PM
 
Location: Continental Europe
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There is footage of film from the late 1800’s that can be found on YouTube. It is a bit haunting to think that everyone in them is long gone. Fascinating to watch, though.
I have watched that sort of footage - I think it was taken in Paris? Anything like that, I love watching.
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Old 08-12-2019, 11:40 PM
 
Location: Ohio
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Carly, you'll love this then. The last survivor that was in Ford's theater the night of Lincoln's assassination.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1RPoymt3Jx4
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Old 08-13-2019, 12:19 PM
 
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Carly, you'll love this then. The last survivor that was in Ford's theater the night of Lincoln's assassination.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1RPoymt3Jx4
Wow! Thanks for sharing
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Old 08-13-2019, 03:53 PM
 
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Of course it warrants a post. I can take only so many WWII threads.

Reminds me there are recorded interviews of civil war veterans taken in like the 20s and 30s (no video obviously), one old confederate soldier actually did the rebel yell to show the interviewer what it sounded like. I think someone posted the link a couple years ago.
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Old 08-31-2019, 11:33 AM
 
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She was asked what was the biggest change? She said, everything. Thanks for posting, fascinating.
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Old 08-31-2019, 11:50 AM
 
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That elderly woman in Paris. What she had to say, I believe I watched that one somewhat recently.

I like watching videos of older people from the past captured on audio and or video. This Youtuber named guy jones uploaded various interview clips conducted with the elderly who were soldiers during the US Civil War. I think there are 4 or 5 clips total, all worth watching. The videos elderly people were interviewed in the late 1920s and early 1930s so most of them were pushing 90+ years old by that time.

What they said and their accents are quite interesting for me and I think you all would enjoy these if you have not viewed them yet. Filming these people was quite an expensive endeavor both in costs an logistics for its time, but so glad to see it shared online.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mq_U63J6wO8&t=1006s
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Old 08-31-2019, 12:45 PM
 
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Thanks maus, that was really interesting. I agree with the comment about their grandparents serving in the Revolutionary War, amazing.
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Old Today, 01:03 PM
 
Location: Round Rock, Texas
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I saw that “I’ve Got A Secret” TV show when it was live. Another time they had an old fellow on who had survived the Battle of Little Big Horn (Custer’s Last Stand). He was part of Benteen’s unit that had separated earlier from Custer’s unit. The former had many survivors, as they were not part of the fight on “Last Stand Hill”. He had gotten ill on the trail a couple of days earlier and had been left behind, tended by another lucky trooper of the 7th Cavalry.

As a kid in 1955 St. Louis, I met our neighbor’s 90+ year old father from Fort Worth, Texas. In his teens he had worked as a real cowboy on a ranch in the late 1870s & early 1880s.

Living history has always fascinated me. Especially family “living links”, as my Dad put it.
My grandpa was born in 1874 and my youngest grandson (with any luck) could live into the 22nd Century. That is a span of 226+ years of life experience personally touching me. Kinda boggles the mind a little bit.
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