1901 - Victorian/Edwardian workers caught on film (VERSION 2)

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  • Published on Jun 20, 2016
  • Did a second pass at adjusting speed/adding sound on this amazing old footage by Mitchell and Kenyon in North England 1901. The first time I uploaded this a year ago I really undercranked the footage and the sound didn't fit very well
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  • Gooner-KIRK
    Gooner-KIRK 11 hours ago

    Who finds these old ass videos?!

  • Malcolm Canning
    Malcolm Canning 15 hours ago

    Are these the people that built an empire..his story is BS

  • Bhimsen Luchooman

    The babies are some 118 years old now.

  • Tristinfate
    Tristinfate 2 days ago

    wow there were some ugly kids back then.

  • Força Aero Naval
    Força Aero Naval 3 days ago

    And you think... an entire Earth that is dead by now

  • Санта Рождественский

    Прекрасное видео👍🎅

  • John Know
    John Know 5 days ago

    Might seem an odd observation but in spite of their terrible living conditions look at their eagerness to smile. Today in the same places you would struggle to see a smile and just as likely get a "wot you lookin at" comment follow by the threat of getting your head kicked in for looking. I've see the same phenomenon in the slums of Manila where people living in the most wretched poverty still laugh and smile more than in the rich areas of Asia and the West.

  • Tom Servo
    Tom Servo 5 days ago

    did the cameraman walk in front of the camera and point ???

  • parrmik
    parrmik 5 days ago

    Lots of smiles.! Despite their hard lives people seemed happier then; especially after work.

  • Romero R
    Romero R 5 days ago +1

    The only thing missing is pennywise popping up out of nowhere.🙄

  • Geo
    Geo 6 days ago

    Fight breaks out at 4:47 and people gave zero fucks 😂😂😂

  • mini cat
    mini cat 6 days ago +1

    Womens wear hijab

  • very good
    very good 6 days ago

    A bit strange seeing all the girls with their heads wrapped and how negative that is looked upon today as it it wasn't also apart of our culture

  • hamid munawar
    hamid munawar 6 days ago

    I can see Ali Shuffle at 4:48

  • Carlos Lopez
    Carlos Lopez 8 days ago +2

    Everybody; men women children, have something hiding their hair: it's like there was a taboo with showing hair

  • Slim Essid
    Slim Essid 8 days ago +1

    "I see dead people"..

  • Flávio Peloia
    Flávio Peloia 9 days ago

    Death walks behind you.

  • pavvy shaw
    pavvy shaw 9 days ago +2

    Love that most woman wear similar to what a Burkah/veil is but now in our world 100 years later everyone has a problem with it.

  • muzicka apoteka pesma za dusu

    Like londonsty

  • Emo WanKinemo
    Emo WanKinemo 11 days ago

    What a magnificent fistfight

  • GK M
    GK M 11 days ago +1

    Good old days

  • Akane Cortich
    Akane Cortich 11 days ago

    ahh toothless Sally was there too.

  • Miss Shea
    Miss Shea 11 days ago

    can someone please tell me why the little childrens eyes were so swollen, and puffy under?

  • Pekeno Pol
    Pekeno Pol 11 days ago +3

    0:35 boss move. 2:35 real boss moving.
    This picture shows much more than books about industrial revolution and the start of modern world as we know it. Many many young people, kids, activity booming. And also precarious life conditions. No wonder why communism arose as it did. This must be shown on every modern history classroom. Priceless.

  • Амелия А.
    Амелия А. 11 days ago +1

    Вот же ж времена, даже рабочие в костюмах тройках. А сейчас даже элита в драных джинсах.

  • Muhammad Eusha
    Muhammad Eusha 12 days ago +1

    All these people are very profoundly dead. They have become earth and have been absorbed by vegetables and trees, later to be consumed by alive creatures.

  • Paul Barrera
    Paul Barrera 12 days ago +3

    Just regular people living ordinary lives. People will also look back at us 120 years from now and say the same thing

  • MickTheQuickk
    MickTheQuickk 12 days ago +2

    I'm watching closely trying to spot Oliver Twist or a young Pip.

  • CB Bikes UK
    CB Bikes UK 12 days ago +1

    Sad to think even the smallest children you see are gone now. Its a stupid life really if you think about it.

  • Alex M.
    Alex M. 12 days ago +1

    People walking with mucky faces in the streets... same clothes, almost all of them are poor as dirt, and definitely they all are dead now

  • Casimir
    Casimir 12 days ago +1

    So many Muslim women! oh wait, this is how women used to dress modestly before being (freed).......

  • Honkler
    Honkler 13 days ago +3

    And now look at the state of England, sad. These people are turning in their graves.

  • Deborah A Godwin
    Deborah A Godwin 13 days ago

    I saw one brother in there- I wonder what was his story......

  • 17xcc ktatyy##
    17xcc ktatyy## 13 days ago

    Hollywood. They produced this. ?

  • William Ramey
    William Ramey 13 days ago +2

    I think I saw a negroid in there too

  • Quincy Breed
    Quincy Breed 13 days ago

    So many women wearing shawls ..I wonder what they would make of the women of today who walk everywhere competing to see who can wear the least clothing ?

  • heysister!!! !!
    heysister!!! !! 13 days ago +1

    Sonrie a la camara!! Hay gente alrededor del mundo viendote 119 años despues!!😂😂😂de locos...genial

  • Aze Baku
    Aze Baku 13 days ago

    0.56 second it was the very first film advertisement in the world))))

  • Twofish Cipher
    Twofish Cipher 14 days ago +1

    We to will be observed by humans on distant planets at some point in the future or perhaps on the way to some space station, just like how I stared into their world 117 years later on my Samsung S9+.

  • Walk Robot
    Walk Robot 14 days ago

    Those kids look so mature. Some of the poor faces look like they’re already in their 50s

  • Michael Bramlett
    Michael Bramlett 14 days ago

    Folk watch video of today 100+ years in the future...Wow people dressed so well back then. They had class.

  • link9a link9a
    link9a link9a 14 days ago

    *They are looking at the future through the camera*

  • cesar alves ribeiro
    cesar alves ribeiro 14 days ago +1

    estão todos mortos

  • Justin Crimaldi Knowledge & Wisdom Playlist

    My grandma still walks around with a blanket draped over her head and wrapped around her upper body. I didnt know it was such a popular way of dressing

  • Um filho de Deus, herdeiro do Universo

    All them are dead now!

  • mascha med
    mascha med 15 days ago +1

    why do most of the english women have had scarf and covered hairs?

    • Marilyn Malone
      Marilyn Malone 14 days ago +1

      @mascha med totally agree

    • mascha med
      mascha med 14 days ago +3

      @Marilyn Malone
      it proves that in all around the world women wanted to cover their body and their hair . in this video and in every old videos of old europe you never see women with short skirts or short trousers. there were none type of nudity . what we see today is not western culture . eurpean women were not nake . what we have today is not western culture it called porn culture or porn madness . western countries themselves are victim of these porn culture

    • Marilyn Malone
      Marilyn Malone 14 days ago

      My mother was born 1919 she wore a headscarf most of her life, it wasn't for Religious reasons ,the Scarf style lasted until the 70's! My mother had a relief that if she didn't cover her head in windy or cold weather she would get sick! Those women in the Video , I think this was just a Old Trend/ Style and plus for Warmth ,not a Religious reasons!

  • Wild Wilfred
    Wild Wilfred 15 days ago +1

    The poor old proletariat working for the man and destined for an early grave.

  • Serj
    Serj 15 days ago +2

    Hey look! It's a camera recording us! They'll show us on TVclip in 2016.

  • Jamar Quvious
    Jamar Quvious 15 days ago

    So funny that videos back then are as racist as they are today. Not featuring any of the slaves that built the country, blacks will be forever be hidden behind white people with no REPARATIONS paid to slavey

  • Ricardo DM
    Ricardo DM 15 days ago

    Muy bueno...

  • Dan Sawicki
    Dan Sawicki 15 days ago

    Damn all those kids looked freaky af.

  • Jeremy Mettler
    Jeremy Mettler 15 days ago

    Go to show what could of made the world better tv only running it with turned them into idiots clueless about the lies they told . Puppets in king idiots show . Greed of the Rich has made a world of idiots and those on top on will want believe the never know want wanting everything greed for all and shall never know fullfillment . Meaning of never know want is knowing never forfilled

  • Ellie Parker
    Ellie Parker 16 days ago

    This makes me feel nostalgic for some reason. Also at 0:40 at the right side of the screen you can see a little boy sticking his tongue out the camera for a split second before running off. Goes to show that regardless of times, kids will still always be kids and have that playful nature. I don’t know. Saw that and my heart clenched for him.

  • j t
    j t 16 days ago +3

    Closest we'll get to time travel. Their watching us, watching them. Wow, incredibly amazing. The setting, the activity, curiosity, the expressions on the sweet children's faces fills me with sadness to think they lived & passed on into history. Just as we will come to pass. People of the future will look at our pictures & think the same thoughts as we. Live everyday like your last. Tell your family members before you go about your daily routines, you love them very much, we dont know when our numbers up. Life is short. Try not to hold grudges., its not worth it. ❤ ✌🖐 from 🇦🇺 .

  • Jeremy A.
    Jeremy A. 16 days ago

    Even the street dressed nice !

  • BAMCIS
    BAMCIS 16 days ago

    I'm willing to bet that most of these people had no idea that we would be watching this over 100 years from then. It's too bad for pornstars that don't plan on having children but end up having them anyway... Good luck to them.

  • Ananda Mañana
    Ananda Mañana 16 days ago

    Poor kids. A brief and shitty Oliver Twist like childhood and then WWI. England henceforth will suck ass for almost the remainder of their lives. At least until the Queen.
    No. Until the Beatles!

  • TheSeer101
    TheSeer101 16 days ago

    My God that was the year my grandmother was born!

  • Mike Renda
    Mike Renda 17 days ago

    These people dress better than most people of today and they were hard working people/

  • Jourwalis -
    Jourwalis - 17 days ago

    Marvellous footage! Thank´s for uploading!