Skip to comments.TV appearance of Lincoln assassination witness
Posted on 08/12/2011 9:55:41 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets
See video at link. Wonderful
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Yeah right!!!!!! Everyone knows they didn’t have TV back in the 1700s!!!!!
Well, the brilliant Joe Biden assures us that after the Wall Street Plunge, President Roosevelt went television to reassure the American people. Not that anyone had TV and Roosevelt wasn’t President. Other than that it’s plausible.
"Winston Cigarettes taste good like a cigarette should."
I love how he didn’t smoke cigarettes so they gave him some pipe tobacco! LOL.
This is so funny...they offered the old guy a carton of Winstons and he said he doesn’t smoke cigarettes, just a pipe, so they gave him a can of Prince Albert! The good old days!
Incredible. Mind boggling to realize a witness survived that long into the twentieth century. I was born in 1955 and I remember seeing this program on TV (not this particular episode) maybe in 1959 or 1960. (Or something like it.) I do think I remember the host of the show. I certainly remember the black & white TVs!
Nor did they have Lincoln back in the 1700's.
It just shows how short American history really was. That a person that saw that lived on into the Space Age.
So it is conceivable that a Gen Y’s parents might have shaken the hand of a person that saw Lincoln shot.
Germany Bombed Pearl Harbor and we still have survivors of that day.
25 years ago I lived in New Jersey next to an old guy. Out in the country, just up the road from the old Edison Cement Factory (then just a few walls still standing). I would mow his yard, and then have a beer and chat. He would talk about the old days.
He used to work at the cement factory as a kid. Would measure the cement for weight, clean up, and bring Tommy his sandwiches when he was there. Also was Tommy’s errand boy for other things.
After a few evenings of these conversations it finally struck me. “Tommy? You mean Thomas Edison!!!???” (”Well who the h&*$ to you think I’ve been talking about!?”)
If Lincoln was assassinated in 1865 and the IGAS show was filmed in 1956, then the eyewitness would have necessarily been 90 years old if he was taken to Ford’s Theatre as a newborn. To be old enough to witness and remember the event, he would need to be a few years older than that.
And, of course, people in their 90s are often found to have faulty memories so...
Or so you think. That's part of the conspiracy.
I remember that show well growing up. What an amazing piece of video history.
He was 96 and he was 5 when he was at Ford’s Theater.
If you watched the entire clip he said he wasn’t aware of what happened to Lincoln, he did see Booth jump to the stage where he broke his leg and that was his most vivid memory.
1956-1865=91 years. He was 5yo at the time (born in 1860). Nothing disputable here.
He was 5 years old and he didn’t know the president had been shot. What he saw was Booth jumping from the balcony into the president’s viewing box. He thought the guy had fallen. (Booth broke his leg in the process.)
It was never proven that Booth broke his leg when jumping on stage. He was able to run off stage and mount his horse on that leg. However, his horse fell on him later that night and only after that was there any evidence of an injury.
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