The Internet never ceases to amaze. And a remarkable example of this comes our way today via YouTube and The Atlantic, in the form of black-and-white footage of the 1950s/1960s game show I've Got a Secret.
With the help of tipper @justinjm1, The Atlantic highlights the clip as an example of "the brevity of a century and a half." And when you're talking about a 96-year-old man who witnessed the assassination of Abraham Lincoln in 1865 appearing on television, that's probably an excellent way to classify it.
Here's the video:
As The Atlantic's Rebecca J. Rosen writes:
The America of Lincoln and the Civil War can feel like distant history, but every now and then, through the appearance of what Jason Kottke has called a "human wormhole," we are confronted with the brevity of a century and a half.
The above video captures this phenomenon succinctly.