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  • Short Summary

    A very old man called John Sylvester is featured - he is 114 years old.

  • Description

    South Africa.

    John Sylvester - a man who is 114 years old - is the subject of this story. Mr Sylvester poses for the camera with his dog. He takes his hat off and smoothes his hair down. C/U of Mr Sylvester. He claims to be the oldest citizen of the British Empire and still does his daily dozen!

    He walks towards the camera and lifts his arms in an excessive gesture. He repeatedly lifts his arms up in an "I am the champion" type gesture. He then touches his toes a few times.

    Was an item in Pathe Pictorial issue number 653.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    900.09
    Media URN:
    15240
    Group:
    Eve pictorials
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    05/10/1930
    Sound:
    Mute
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:24:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:23:28:00 / 01:24:52:00
    Canister:
    EP 158

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