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A Witness to Lincoln’s Assassination

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Samuel J. Seymour appeared on the TV show I’ve Got A Secret in 1956. Now, nearly 150 years after the event, YouTube has the record of a person (a child at the time), who was at Ford’s Theater the night that President Lincoln was shot and killed. One the one hand, this artifact illustrates how short 150 years is in the grand scheme of things. On the other hand, think of all the ways in which the world changed in Mr. Seymour’s lifetime. Link -via Metafilter

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October 19th, 2012

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Stranger to the World

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