The channel is guy jones. There are over 240 historical videos on the channel, some of which date back to the 1890s. The hallmark video is perhaps this one of New York.
One comment below the video captures the feeling well: “I find it incredible that some of these people in 1911 looked into this camera not realizing that 4.1 million were looking back at them in 2019.” At the time of this blog post it has reached 9.4 million views.
I love things that make time collapse on itself and show you that history isn’t far away.
There are other videos apart from this channel that do this too, such as:
- Union Civil War Veterans Share War Stories
- 1930s Former Slaves Talks About Their Childhood – Audio and video of real American slaves.
- Last Witness to President Abraham Lincoln Assassination I’ve Got A Secret – The TV age overlaps with the Lincoln assassination.
- How President Tyler, born in 1790, still has two living grandsons