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Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Fabulous old-time video clip of family of 18

I just LOVE this! Through Google, I found a business who sells video clips to advertisers etc for big money, but you can see short previews. Here is a 70-second clip of the Peerbolte family.

"In 1929, the Peerbolte family of Illinois claimed the world record for the largest family of 16 children. "

This is just a thumbnail.

Click on the link below to go to the page where you can see the video clip.

Make sure you see the part where they get out of their "18-seater limousine" which would be a regular-sized car now, only it fits all 18 as no doubt they didn't have the seating regulations we have now. It looks like an optical illusion to see them all file out of it one by one!


truth said...

I didn't realize you were posting again. Thanks for sharing and the link you shared.

I love the video. Hilarious to see them get out of their limo. Were they rich to have movies like that?

Natalia said...

Hi Joanne! I think it was a news item. Didn't they used to show them before movies in the theatre? It's written in like they used to do the old movies.

Thanks for coming by!

Life by the Handful said...

What a great video...and everyone was smiling and happy, a rarity it seems for back then. Here's a link to the pot pie recipe, my fam loves it.

Natalia said...

Thank you for the recipe!

Are you referring to the solemn faces in old photos? Apparently that was usually because the first cameras had to have the shutter open for so long you had to have an expression you could keep still for a long time. Maybe they also thought that serious faces would look more dignified in their rare photos.

MotherToMany said...

It's possible the youngest is still alive. She'd only be 81. That would so cool to find her and get an interview of what it was like growing up in a large family in those days. I even wonder if they had more children after that too.

Natalia said...

Good point, I did a google for her birth name but she didn't show up. That would be very cool though.