Somebody put a ton of work into this. If you ever look at professional videos shot around the year 1900 (and I’m sure you do all the time), you’ll notice they’re very choppy and often damaged. This video is so clear, it brings the people back to life… if only momentarily.
The American composer Stephen Foster wrote many beloved songs, and perhaps the most famous is Beautiful Dreamer. Foster wrote the song near the end of his life, after his wife left him and his health was failing. Beautiful Dreamer earned a fortune, but it had not yet been published when Foster died in January 1864. His pockets contained just 38¢, and a scrap of paper bearing the words “Dear Friends and Gentle Hearts”.