1929 - Interviews With Elderly People Throughout The US

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guy jones : Edit: Same video with fixed sound sync https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AVeZlLO6-fM Part two - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1cGEe2makeM More interviews with US Civil War Veterans - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mq_U63J6wO8

The French Fancie : I love that youtube recommended me this out of nowhere, so wholesome

palindrome06 : The 103 year old guy was talking about his grandmother in 1929. Basic math tells us that if he was 103 in 1929 then he was born in 1826. So his grandmother was probably born around in the mid 1700's. Just 50 years after the 1600's was over. Oh man! I would have never thought that a random person lived in the 1700's would ever be mentioned in a video survived till 2018.

General Mosquito Spray : The main starting at 11:09 was born in 1829. *Eighteen twenty-nine.* When he was a child, many or perhaps most adults he interacted with were born in the 1700s. He may have had a grandparent who was involved in the Revolutionary War or knew people who had been. And we are hearing and seeing him on film. This is astonishing.

Spartaculus Jones : In 1971 I was a teen aged orderly working in a hospital when I visited a bed-ridden lady Lydia who was 111 years old. I asked her about her earliest memory and she told me how she remembered her father coming home in 1864 from.....the Civil War. I stood there at her bedside and I was so shocked I could not say anything to her.

Kris Shaw : The ederly were more respected back then

Bruno Ausman : These are incredible interviews. So interesting to hear how people speak and act and what their sense of humor is like.

Penny Enicks : What a gift for us that someone thought to film this in 1929.

toddles9 : I bet the internet was *really* slow back then.

Dennis Middlebrooks : The 103 year old man was alive when James Madison, Beethoven and Schubert were alive and Andrew Jackson was president. Amazing!

ImperialLion : Sounds more American than modern-day America.

bakerXderek : This is insanely interesting

Cyril TV : 4:20 For a 100 year old, she is really healthy. She was born in 1829 : just thinking about this, makes my head swirl..

Curtis Prymak : "The first 100 years is the hardest" @ (3.41) Good on you ma'am. Mental health still intact. Humor present. Though I couldn't imagine how hard 1829-1929 would be - props to these lovely relics.

User 0 : Now that the last woman born in the 1800s has died, that era is gone from living memory. People, word of mouth, and memory connect us to the past, lets us know where we come from. I always feel a little sad seeing things from the past, because that world is no more. Forget the racism, poor medical care, and basic hardships. There were people, families, moments that we will never know. A playful whisper in the ear from a sister to a brother during a game in the yard in the mansion. A christmas dinner with a family. A mother torn with grief to find out her son was lost to the crusades. Time has been relatively short for our species compared to the earth, but there have been things all around the world for tens of thousands of years that will never change as human relationships never change. Human nature being what it is, and some things we'll never know, all the little side moments in history, the ones too unimportant to make it to the history books. I love the wealth and knowledge progress has given us. Technology has never been better. But in some ways, we have regressed. To look at the old world and hate all of it because it isn't the modern one is ignorant and self-aggrandizing. Some of it is good, some bad. Some things even better than today. The food, the culture, the way people talked to each other, the fashion, the architecture. I don't long for a time I never knew, but I wish we didn't have to throw it all away. But these people are dead. They'll never be around to tell us what it was like then. Fortunately, someone had the foresight to catch a moment in history and enshrine it forever in the advanced tech of the day-the video camera and sound recorder. Now we have internet caches of these moments forever. Even centuries later our posterity can see time as it was, if only 14 minutes of it.

cely5121 : Daniel Frohman in 6:19 when he says "I hope you have seen me and heard me" if he only knew we are seeing him in 2018...

Nick Angelos : None of them look as old as they say

cidz : Ppl can complain about the internet and technology all they want. But we wouldn't be able to see a real piece of history like this without youtube. I find this more fascinating than anything i learned in books. Kinda makes me wish i asked my grandma (who was born in 1903 and died in 2003) more questions about the past

Daniel Cannata : "For an old Georgia cracker" Hahaha xD I love her already!

E Edgerton : The guy born in 1826 talking about voting the Whig ticket. Holy cripes. (Whigs were what turned into the Republican Party, who were actually the most socially progressive party back then.)

First Name : "I voted the Whig ticket" That is incredible.

JordanRants : This is absolutely incredible. Whoever filmed these interviews is literally a genius. 1929! My god, amazing.

Welp this is here : I swear something is happening to us mentally. When is the last time you've met anyone over the age of 75 who could still hold a long conversation.

VapeKing : A time when life was simple and folks respected each other.

streamofawareness : None of them ever could have dreamed that their stories were going to be transmitted as data around the world to be seen by people nearly a century later. Our minds are so incredible.

Jimmy Rustle : Many of these people look 20 years younger than someone of their same age today

blockmasterscott : Wow, one of those guys was a member of the Whig party! That's crazy!

Renee N. : This is amazing when you realize that to reach 80 or 90 in 1929 was no small feat. There were no blood thinners or statins for high blood pressure and cholesterol, and few surgical interventions available for heart attacks and strokes. Antibiotics weren't even a thing yet. Simply great genes.

John vincent Negrite : To think the babies born during this time are dead or the same age as them.

Cash Money : I wonder what they’re up to now

Amanda Christian : Never saw so many 90 yr olds moving around. They had non gmo food back then. Just pure whole foods and well water.

Yore History : Wow what is so fascinating is the elderly lady at just after the 9min mark. She would have been born in the 1830s and you can detect a transitional accent. Some words are still very isles sounding. So amazing to have this type of footage available for as someone else pointed out people who lived most of their lives in the 1800s...its literally a time machine!

Pat Uskert : So called "evil white America" run by "the patriarchy" doesn't look that bad, actually.

George : When he grabbed that hundred year old woman and started slinging her around, I thought a limb was gonna come flying off.

soliblue : It's clips like this which remind me what a privilege it is for YouTube to continue to be free. Amazing footage.

omg wtf : When people still took pride in their dress appearance at the expense of comfort.

Dakota Neubert : Little did they know, their great great great great grand children will be eating tide pods

Francis Herrera : Let's be real.. It's no different then than today. If you're well off, you can eat the good food... If you ain't, you eat bad food,etc. These people here are in a social clubs for RICH AND INFLUENTIAL PEOPLE. They had $, the best Healthcare and all that, even back then. Thats the benefit of being rich

Lord Voldemort : Fascinating. These people were adults when Lincoln was president, that's amazing.

Yellow Hammer : The older I get (42 yrs.) the more respect I have for those that are older than me. Do not get me wrong, I have always had respect for my elders but as you walk through life, one realizes how many things have to go right for you to make it to be 40 years old. Those living into their 80's and 90's definitely learned how to duck.

PoweredByFlow : 4:20 Damn i hope i will still be able to dance when i'm 100 years old if i even reach that age. But i just ate a chickenburger and a hamburger, and smoked a cigarett afterwards, so probably not. lol

Republic3D : Only 40 years after these interviews, humankind landed on the surface of the Moon.

Cat Wrangler : "I'm going to live as long as I can", says the 103 year old man, priceless.

Ana Castellano : 9:55 she called herself a cracker lol

Ben Stephenson : The styles, accents, and culture might have changed a little. But overall people have always been people. I bet if they had film in 1772, it wouldn't be much different

42jwiener : The woman we saw dancing in this film was born 189 years ago. And my my she seemed sharp and healthy for a 100 year old.

LegendMariah : Imagine if people could get 200+ years old and these would be still alive and talk to us about those days

swagmeister : I wonder what they would think of the degenerate culture we have today.

S. Mesut : 100-years old and look at the shape she is in; even dancing. Puts people these days to shame. They ate healthier back then and were not controlled by the food industry as we are now. We now have genetically modified, corn syrup, etc everywhere, and have to label pure foods as organic just to distinguish them as being REAL food. Sad; truly sad indeed.

JulzJulzzJulzzz : It's so cool when you think about it. These are people who were born in between the 1820s-1840s, very close to their final years. They probably had no clue 89 years later, they would be being watched by generations that could easily be their great great great great grandchildren on technology, which they would never have a concept of.