A 96 year old man remembers Lincoln’s assassination.

25 Aug

The video is fascinating for a number of reasons. We have a tendency to remember unexpected emotionally charged events, a phenomenon called flashbulb memory, and a number of studies have been made of people’s memory of the JFK’s assassination and 9-11.  However, these memories are not always trustworthy. 

The video is also a look into the world of 1950s games shows, where it was thought appropriate to give a gift of tobacco to a 96 year old man.

Hat tip to BoingBoing.

One Response to “A 96 year old man remembers Lincoln’s assassination.”

  1. yogibattle August 27, 2017 at 5:31 pm #

    “I don’t smoke.” Here’s a can of pipe tobacco. This is a fascinating time capsule, not just of the obvious witness to history, but of the social mores of the 50s. Have we progressed? Thanks for the share.

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