Fascinating face. Almost looks as if he's hidden behind tree bark,
I agree. I wonder about the things he's seen in 129 years, especially during the time that this was taken (the postcard was printed in 1918, so we can assume sometime before that). So, can you imagine him being born in the late 18th century (maybe 1789 or around there) and seeing the changes to his native land. No wonder there's some sadness to that face.
And it's almost as if his eyes are disappearing. All that he's seen has caused the bark to grow creating a place to hide. It's an amazing face.
Wikipedia has something to say, too: John Smith (Native American).
Wow. Imagine what his scrotum looked like...
It is not possible (yet) to live past 120 years. See: the Hayflick Limit.
Isn't the world record at 122?
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