Thursday, February 17, 2011

1940 Time Traveller

It’s the short description for the photograph shown at the virtual Bralorne Pioneer Museum, from British Columbia, Canada. A photograph from November 1940 was alleged to show a time traveller.

It was claimed that his clothing and sun glasses were modern and not the style worn in 1940. The man with what appears to be very modern sunglasses seems to be wearing a stamped T-shirt with a nice sweater, all the while holding a portable compact camera!

Internet people reached to the obvious conclusion: it’s a time traveller caught on camera on 1940! Finally, we have proof!

This is the original photograph :
~ Reopening of the South Fork Bridge after flood, November 1940

Logic explaination of Hoax ?
No time traveler. Those sunglasses already existed in the 40s. Observe the guy....his sunglasses have sideblockers, fashion glasses introduced in the 40s. Besides, his T shirt has a front sewed letter, another usual thing from the cllege football teams back then. The camera looks like a 40s photo camera. So this guy is well fit into the 40s era.
~ ciscotie

The truth ?

Further research proved that the modern appearance of the man may not have been so modern - The style of sunglasses first appeared in the 1920s and in fact Barbara Stanwyck can be seen wearing a similar pair in the film Double Indemnity three years later. On first glance the man is taken by many to be wearing a modern printed T-Shirt but a closer look shows it looks to be a sweater with a sewn on emblem, the kind of clothing regularly worn by sports teams of the period. The remainder of his clothing would also have been available at the time however are far more casual than those worn by the other individuals in the photograph.

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