JANKER wrote:Children cross the river using pulleys on their way to school in the outskirts of Modena, Italy, 1959.
GrahamPhelan 2 years ago
Looking at this makes me think how could the world become so ugly? You see the buildings and the clothes people wore here were all beautiful...compare that to what was worn in the 80s or built in the 60s and I wonder what went wrong. Today I believe we have improved with our modern structures since the late 20th century and also our fashion with clothes. But just look at Berlin back then!
BigBad Bryant 1 year ago
The disconnect that black and white footage creates is astonishing. Once you put old footage in color it almost feels like you can actually relate to these people.
Evan J 2 years ago
I did not expect the affect that resulted from seeing 100+ year old films slowed to actual speed and in color. Suddenly the past didn't seem so polarized, it all seemed very recent, very real, as though I could see myself there with less difficulty. In truth, it was very recent and it all looked more "modern" than it did dated. What a remarkable sensation. The unexpected emotion I received from seeing these living people, even the infants now all most certainly passed on, is to pay attention to what truly matters in this life. It really gets one to think about what is really important. What a wonderful sensation.
Koos Delarey 2 years ago
How could any westerner look at this wonderful footage and like the world of today better than the world of the 1900s? The world of 2014 has turned into third world garbage.
Rob Porter 2 years ago
Ah Europe what have you done to yourself.
Zeuz Incorporated 2 years ago
The people who lived in 1900 are all dead now. Then it was a completely different planet where everyone was wearing hats and living a "modern" life by 1900 standards. Imagine for one moment that simple kind of life where everyone with the little things they got and the little money they earned they were happy and full of life. Compare that with the 2014 style of life where we spend more time on the internet than with friends or family, where a conversation with a stranger become awkward if its in person and it isnt trough a screen. I think they lived a happier life than ours combined. I wish I had lived in those years, with all the disease and poverty but...happy.
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