Time Traveller Caught on Film?

This picture, dated circa 1940, seems to show a time traveller visiting the opening of a bridge in British Columbia. See that one guy who looks completely out of place? It’s being exhibited at the virtual Bralorne Pioneer museum, and has been checked not to be photoshopped. However, forgetomori has explained why it’s actually real. Why does all the cool stuff always have to get debunked? One part of the explanation:

The outfit could also be found 70 years ago. Being used as we are to our contemporary fashion, we look at the man and assume he’s wearing a stamped T-shirt, something that would be indeed out of place (or time). But if you look carefully, you can see that he’s actually wearing (or could as well be wearing) a sweatshirt. And sweatshirts with bordered emblems were not uncommon in the 1940s – in fact you can find those in other photos from the same exhibit.

Time Traveller Caught in Museum Photo? [forgetomori]


One response to “Time Traveller Caught on Film?

  1. Interesting. I like this article, thanks!

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