1929 - Interviews With Elderly People Throughout The US
1929 Interviews with elderly folks talking about life in America in the 1850s

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Compilation of sound interviews with some of the oldest people living in the United States in 1929. Footage is from the early Movietone sound cameras. Condensed/worked on footage. Same video with fixed sound sync - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AVeZlLO6-fM


1992 Music : We just heard voices that were alive 190 years ago. That guy was born back in 1829. He was alive 190 years ago and we heard his freaking voice. Insane man.

Simon Amete : Only the 1800s kids can relate.

Jacob Huggins : Finally documentary proof that they did play with those silly beards.

MrSifaperdire : I wonder what they might think knowing that their video would be seen all around the world in 2019.

Bookum Danno : Dude was born in 1826, same year Thomas Jefferson and John Adams died. Lincoln was a teenager

Payoner 02 : Their grandfathers probably witnessed the American revolution

Cody Morris : Jesus... That 103 year old guy from 1929 was born in 1826, which means: • He was alive to witness the 1848 Revolutions in Europe • Alive to witness the Mexican-American War • Alive when the Bonaparte’s came back to power in France • Alive to witness the Industrial Revolution • Alive to witness the Civil War, and the transition of African Americans from being property to human beings (well, dealing with Jim Crow Laws anyway) • Alive to witness the fall of the Bonaparte’s and the rise of a unified Germany • Alive to witness the independence of the Balkans from the Ottoman Empire • Alive to witness WW1, and the ensuing end of the era of Europe being dominated by monarchies • Alive to witness the ascension of the United States as a Great Power • Alive to witness the “Roaring 20’s” and perhaps the beginning of the Great Depression if not more. That man had been through nearly it all. If he somehow could’ve lived another few decades, he’d have seen even more.

BuffaloMafia716 : Wow these types of videos are human history, that need to be preserved for eternity.

Brandon from Kentucky : Still better picture and audio then some of today's cell phones.

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.

Drakijy : 3:37 "The first hundred years is the hardest" Great example for us all to follow. Keep your sense of humor folks!

Cell Chaos : "I don't know where you come from, but I give you all the welcome I've got to offer." Love it. We should bring that saying back!

Jarom Christensen : Imagine telling these people that a century later this footage of them would be available for millions of people to watch in the palm of their hand at any time. They probably thought it would just be viewed by 1 or 2 audiences.

Thomas Leise : wow, an elderly guy in 1929 talking about "in those days..."

Bodacious Bob : they look and sound damn healthy for being 80-90 years old

Cosmic : Look at all those ladies on their phones, I mean knitting needles.

Just Hunt46 : Priceless. This is exactly why the elderly should be cherished so there stories are not lost

RNGesus : That lady who’s 100 sure could move and dance well! 💃🏼

E1819 : That one lady was old enough to remember the trail of tears.

Nathan Carter : “I can recall the redman moving through the woods” that’s absolutely insane to think she can remember seeing Indians being moved into territories. Just nuts

High Overlord Snarffie Beagle : fucking crazy to hear people who were in the civil war just hanging out, think how annoying it will be in 2119 for people to have hours and hour and hours of video of us

rick 1 : These people met those who were in the American revolution

There is Only one : I wonder at the time they knew that they would be listened to by over 2,000,000 people in 2019😂

Jazzmyn sb : shoutout the person who brought us this video, i bet they would have never imagined that we’d be sitting here on our phones and computers in 2018 watching it. May you Rest In Peace bud

Nick Girouard : This guy just said before the republican party🤯

AquaStar : The 103 years old man.. the other guy said "arise".... he laughed at that 😂😂

Jimbles Notronbo : These people watched the death of the Wild West, never knew how big it would be in Hollywood about 20-25 years later

TheNeonBaboon : 6:26 the 103-year-old man was born 27 years after George Washington died.

Melonie Zappa : The fact that someone was rich enough to own a camera and mic & thought "You know what? I'm going to interview the common people." Not movie stars etc. but your great grandma or grandpa. Amazing.

Alex Ervin : Just think: These people shared the same world as Arthur Morgan, and John Marston. Legendary.

ERIC ADAMS : 2:40. That guy would be 184 years old...still a good age for a young man.

American Decay- The Untold History of America : Someone should do the same in 2029, then 2129, and so on. Elderly people every 100 years.

Ol’ Caruso : She called herself a north Georgia cracka with such confidence haha

Joey T : Only 90s kids will remember these days.

Anulika Orazulume : This is really interesting, I never thought I'll see anything this old they look really young for 103 and 100

Matt Keller : I liked the last guy--the railroad engineer. 42 years in that job and such a big smile on his face when he said this was his last day of work.

Mars Blackmon : It’s kinda of weird to imagine the stock market just crashed that year and would lead to the Depression

Edward Burton : They're all still doing well I hope. Please update.

oskaveli662 : Recorded video might be the greatest invention of all time. It's the equivalent of creating a time machine.

Landry Prichard : "I think for an old Georgia cracker my size and age..." 😂 I love that lady!

Nordmarian : 2:17 - How old are you ? - 84 - You was in the same ...... ?? - In the same war - Same jedi - the same general, general Grievous - Good man - Good man yes he was

AriesFireDragon1 : Real live historical testimony, love it. Thank you.

Arif Akyuz : Damn, they are 90 years old? That is incredibly high considering the lower life expectancy!

yash kapur : That 103-year-old gentleman had met people that were born before America was founded! This is incredible, thank you for sharing.

5ilver42 : these people in their 80s and 90s look healthier than people I see in their 50s and 60s now

The Night Watcher : 7:28 “I’m a republican now, but before they were around, I was a Whig.” This man was alive before the Republican Party even existed.

sombertownDS 1 : Damm, these people were around during the civil war, ww1, and the spanish-American war i believe

Richard J Reynolds : And they say we're living longer now, BULLSHIT. These guys look healthier than me!

Cam Williams : Wow that one guy was born in 1829. .never seen or heard a person from that far back