"Time traveler" caught in museum photo ?

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PostMon Apr 19, 2010 10:19 am » by Abyssdnb

An intriguing photograph from the 1940s showing a man in modern clothing has been doing the rounds on the web.

The photograph shows a crowd of people at the reopening of the South Fork Bridge in British Columbia, one of the people there however is wearing shades, a modern looking top and has a portable camera. But is it really a mystery ?

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PostMon Apr 19, 2010 10:41 am » by Johnsmith

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PostMon Apr 19, 2010 1:28 pm » by Cosmonaut

The main character stands out as his 'style' or dress sense appears contemporary but we've had sunglasses and printed shirts for decades, even as far back as the 1940's when this photograph was taken.


The blog linked below offers a sensible explanation.

http://forgetomori.com/2010/fortean/tim ... eum-photo/

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PostMon Apr 19, 2010 3:00 pm » by Blaborde1488


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PostWed Apr 21, 2010 12:20 pm » by Cassiopeia

printed shirts are out of place for the time period, but it looks like it's plainly 1940's style anyway--knitted shirt n all
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PostWed Apr 21, 2010 12:58 pm » by Blaborde1488

A close-up of the camera in his hand might also shed some light.

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PostWed Apr 21, 2010 1:56 pm » by Electrobadgr

He looks like he was a cool guy, if he is still alive he would probably be chuffed to know that people in 2010 think he is a time traveller because his style was 70 years ahead of his time :D :sunny: Great pic though, i love pictures that have the "What if?" factor, even though there is proabably no mystery here :)
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PostWed Apr 21, 2010 2:28 pm » by Doguedaze

Great photo, I also think there is no mystery here, surely if TT was possible the traveller would choose to wear the appropiate clothing of the time?? I agree that this was just a very fashion concious chap, maybe a little weird to his contemporarys.



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PostWed Apr 21, 2010 3:13 pm » by Aardvaaks

Of course a black and white photo as far back as 70 years ago gives the impression of a long time but in the order of things it is one good lifetime innings.
Style and technology was around then but not so well promoted, available en masse, so he stands out in the crowd for being differant in 3 main ways glasses, jumper and shirt, a bit like the guy above him to the left wearing a flat cap, only one in the pic.

Good old picture to mull over, good post :flop:
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PostWed Apr 21, 2010 5:19 pm » by Crazynutsx

This is the most interesting post i have seen on this site in a long time, i have done research into this topic.

I no that all the materials that this guy is wearing exsisted at the time of the picture but look at him he sticks out like a sore thumb thanks for this post

GOod stuff

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