1929 - Interviews With Elderly People Throughout The US

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

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.

HardRockMiner : My grand father was 4 in '29 and hes still alive today. I love him.

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.

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

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

Wittmann73 : fought in the Civil War, wow. Today it is hard to find a veteran from WW2 already

ManPursueExcellence : Amazing! These people over 100, you can easily knock off 25 or 35 years. They look like “our” 65 and 70ish year olds. Must be the lack of processed food and simplicity of life.

hysteric mysteric : My great grandma turns 103 tomorrow. She would have been 14 here! Time is incredible...

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..

bakerXderek : This is insanely interesting

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.

daveboy44 : Stupendous! One man, aged 103, remembered being a voting member of the Whig Party, which was effectively disbanded by 1856!

noceur : it's crazy how things change in 100 years. 😢 .. so incredible.

Armand Rodriguez : They seem healthy and mentally sharp for their age.

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

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.)

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

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

Michael V : I know so many of my colleagues died in age before 65. Those interviews prove in what good environment they lived in 1929. Our medicine advantage is we having less infection, getting faster rescue, giving birth is at lower risc. But biological we are not advaced at all. Today's food industries and lifestyle making people stupid, lasy, fat and ill.

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

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.

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...

ImperialLion : Sounds more American than modern-day America.

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

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

Eric Fisher : How come there were no interviews with gay activists? Transgender bathrooms? Border wall security? Oh yeah, because they had common sense then...

wile ‘ : I wonder what they’re up to now

96NightRider96 : Sadly , my people were suffering.....sigh...its hard as a black person to look back on these times as intriguing because I know if I were alive, it would have been horrible. a living death

Jared Hansen : "I voted the Whig ticket" That is incredible.

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

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

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

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.

Over Analyze : 1929. that means that men who fought in WW2 could have taled to these older people, veterans of the Civil war. these very pople could have easily taled to veterans of the war of 1812, and them to veterans of the Revolutionary war. My Grand pa fought it WW2, meaning I, and many other are only a few first hand accounts away from stories of the Revolutionary war. interesting how that all works out, how not so distant the past really is

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

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.

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.

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

Barb Jacobs : This is so cool, I usually think of people from history in such a weird non relatable way, but it is really just same people as now, yet so different... soo interesting 👌

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!

OT9LoL : I don't even live in the US and these seemed like the good ol' days in the country.

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

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

Ad Mirer : My Dad (born 1918) recalled seeing Civil War vets marching in Memorial Day parades, as a kid.

KingMbeki : Mrs Stewart was born 1829. That means she met people who was living in the 1800th century. We can almost touch it. Incredible

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

mark lucca : Mr. Galusha Marion Cole was 36 years old when the U.S. Civil War broke out. What a profound glimpse into our tumultuous yet patriotic history. This is a real trip for us history buffs.

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

Back to the Basics 101 : Amazing how much Energy and strength at their age. Very old people but yet physically and mentally strong. I can’t help but think it’s because they were eating Whole Foods very little sugar and just flat out wholesome food.