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TV appearance of Lincoln assassination witness
I've Got a Secret ^ | 1956 | Samuel Seymour

Posted on 08/12/2011 9:55:41 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets

See video at link. Wonderful

(Excerpt) Read more at kottke.org ...


TOPICS: History
KEYWORDS: abrahamlincoln; booth; fordtheater; godsgravesglyph; godsgravesglyphs; greatestpresident; lincoln; samuelseymour
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Amazing!
1 posted on 08/12/2011 9:55:44 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets

Yeah right!!!!!! Everyone knows they didn’t have TV back in the 1700s!!!!!

/inevitable


2 posted on 08/12/2011 9:58:03 AM PDT by Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus ("Armed forces abroad are of little value unless there is prudent counsel at home." - Cicero)
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To: Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus

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.


3 posted on 08/12/2011 10:02:23 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (Somewhere in Kenya a village is missing its idiot)
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets
That is amazing that Jane Meadows got that so quickly. I love those old game shows that always had Bennett Serf and Kitty Carlisle on the panel. And a really un-PC sponsor.

"Winston Cigarettes taste good like a cigarette should."


4 posted on 08/12/2011 10:05:15 AM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets

I love how he didn’t smoke cigarettes so they gave him some pipe tobacco! LOL.


5 posted on 08/12/2011 10:06:36 AM PDT by GraceG
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To: Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus

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!


6 posted on 08/12/2011 10:11:41 AM PDT by albie
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets

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!


7 posted on 08/12/2011 10:24:43 AM PDT by StormEye
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Yeah right!!!!!! Everyone knows they didn’t have TV back in the 1700s!!!!!

Nor did they have Lincoln back in the 1700's.

8 posted on 08/12/2011 10:25:40 AM PDT by bcsco
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets

Amazing!


9 posted on 08/12/2011 10:29:52 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets

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.


10 posted on 08/12/2011 10:30:30 AM PDT by VanDeKoik (1 million in stimulus dollars paid for this tagline!)
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To: Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus

Big deal.

Germany Bombed Pearl Harbor and we still have survivors of that day.


11 posted on 08/12/2011 10:30:56 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: StormEye

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!?”)


12 posted on 08/12/2011 10:34:58 AM PDT by 21twelve (Obama Recreating the New Deal: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2185147/posts)
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets

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...


13 posted on 08/12/2011 10:34:58 AM PDT by OrangeHoof (Obama: The Dr. Kevorkian of the American economy.)
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To: OrangeHoof

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Samuel_J._Seymour


14 posted on 08/12/2011 10:41:43 AM PDT by Lady Lucky
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To: bcsco
Nor did they have Lincoln back in the 1700's.

Or so you think. That's part of the conspiracy.

15 posted on 08/12/2011 10:46:19 AM PDT by Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus ("Armed forces abroad are of little value unless there is prudent counsel at home." - Cicero)
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets

I remember that show well growing up. What an amazing piece of video history.


16 posted on 08/12/2011 10:46:26 AM PDT by Captain Peter Blood
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To: OrangeHoof

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.


17 posted on 08/12/2011 10:50:57 AM PDT by Captain Peter Blood
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To: OrangeHoof

1956-1865=91 years. He was 5yo at the time (born in 1860). Nothing disputable here.


18 posted on 08/12/2011 10:58:14 AM PDT by bcsco
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To: OrangeHoof

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.)


19 posted on 08/12/2011 10:58:52 AM PDT by Semper911 (When you want to rob Peter to pay Paul, you'll always have the support of Paul.)
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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.


20 posted on 08/12/2011 11:05:06 AM PDT by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter Hobbit)
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