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circa 1941 - Photograph of a 'Time-Traveler' at South Forks Bridge, Gold Bridge, Canada
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Posted on 10/09/2013 7:35:51 PM PDT by DogByte6RER

c. 1940 Photograph of a time-traveler

1941: Photograph of a 'time traveler' ...

Young man (right side, third up) with sunglasses and contemporary-like clothing in this 1940s photograph.

- From Wikipedia: 

“A photograph from 1941 of the re-opening of the South Forks Bridge in Gold Bridge, Canada, was alleged to show a time traveler. It was claimed that his clothing and sunglasses were modern and not of the styles worn in the 1940s.

“The modern appearance of the man may not have been so modern. The style of sunglasses first appeared in the 1920s. The sweater with a sewn-on emblem, is the kind of clothing often worn by sports teams of the period. The shirt is very similar to the one that was used by the Montreal Maroons, a hockey team, from that era. The remainder of his clothing would appear to have been available at the time, though his clothes are far more casual than those worn by the other individuals in the photograph.”


TOPICS: Arts/Photography; Chit/Chat; Outdoors; Society; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: 1940s; 1941; canada; modernhistory; timetravel; timetraveler; twilightzone
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1 posted on 10/09/2013 7:35:51 PM PDT by DogByte6RER
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2 posted on 10/09/2013 7:36:20 PM PDT by DogByte6RER ("Loose lips sink ships")
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To: DogByte6RER

Precisely what I thought—the sunglasses are not “modern” at all, and the sweater looked sports-related.


3 posted on 10/09/2013 7:37:38 PM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: DogByte6RER

Titor?


4 posted on 10/09/2013 7:38:12 PM PDT by Theoria
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To: DogByte6RER

5 posted on 10/09/2013 7:38:48 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (The monsters are due on Maple Street)
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To: DogByte6RER

What year was the T-Shirt invented?


6 posted on 10/09/2013 7:40:16 PM PDT by DManA (t)
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To: DogByte6RER

Sorry I do not see an observer.


7 posted on 10/09/2013 7:40:21 PM PDT by svcw (Socialism is so great, that it will be forced on you.)
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To: 1rudeboy

His hair style is spot on for the time


8 posted on 10/09/2013 7:41:03 PM PDT by svcw (Socialism is so great, that it will be forced on you.)
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To: DManA

Before 1934


9 posted on 10/09/2013 7:41:29 PM PDT by svcw (Socialism is so great, that it will be forced on you.)
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To: DogByte6RER

The ‘traveler’ looks like he’s seven feet tall.


10 posted on 10/09/2013 7:41:34 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (The monsters are due on Maple Street)
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To: DogByte6RER

He looks modern because he’s a slob.

BTW: Remember the movie clip that came out a few years ago, from 1928, with the woman talking on a cell phone?


11 posted on 10/09/2013 7:42:50 PM PDT by Arthur McGowan (If you're FOR sticking scissors in a female's neck and sucking out her brains, you are PRO-WOMAN!)
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To: DogByte6RER

Obvious fake is obvious.


12 posted on 10/09/2013 7:43:12 PM PDT by JoeTheGeorgian
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To: DogByte6RER

The time traveler is really the old man in the lower right...


13 posted on 10/09/2013 7:43:16 PM PDT by miliantnutcase
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To: DogByte6RER

What is he holding in his hand?


14 posted on 10/09/2013 7:44:32 PM PDT by ez (Muslims do not play well with others.)
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To: miliantnutcase

photoshopped


15 posted on 10/09/2013 7:44:51 PM PDT by joyce11111 (he police minute)
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To: DogByte6RER

I like the time-traveler pic from the 20’s-30’s, of the lady walking down a street talking on a *cell phone*.


16 posted on 10/09/2013 7:44:58 PM PDT by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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To: DogByte6RER
I thought the dude in the front left was Matt drudge


17 posted on 10/09/2013 7:45:18 PM PDT by edzo4 (You call us the 'Party Of No', I call us the resistance.)
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To: DManA
T-shirt looks Charlie Brown-ish.
Or possibly Weyland Industries (re:Alien Franchise).? Hehehe.. d;^)
18 posted on 10/09/2013 7:45:23 PM PDT by CopperTop
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To: 1rudeboy

What about the cell phone he’s holding?


19 posted on 10/09/2013 7:45:25 PM PDT by Usagi_yo
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To: miliantnutcase

The man behind the traveler has some freaky eyes.


20 posted on 10/09/2013 7:45:45 PM PDT by ez (Muslims do not play well with others.)
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To: DogByte6RER

What about the dead guy bottom right?


21 posted on 10/09/2013 7:46:03 PM PDT by philetus (Keep doing what you always do and you'll eventually get what you deserve)
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To: 1rudeboy

If you look at the upper right part of the photo, you will see Bigfoot.


22 posted on 10/09/2013 7:47:12 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: Usagi_yo

Looks like some sort of a box camera to me.


23 posted on 10/09/2013 7:48:33 PM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: DogByte6RER

He looks like the male equivalent to a Bobby Soxer. His letterman sweater is clear. The wool jacket he has on outside is pure 1940’s. The glasses are not way farers, but the look like a precursor.


24 posted on 10/09/2013 7:49:23 PM PDT by Vermont Lt ( 1-800-318-2596, Mr President.)
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To: ez

A camera in a leather case. I have one just like it in the attic.


25 posted on 10/09/2013 7:51:06 PM PDT by Vermont Lt ( 1-800-318-2596, Mr President.)
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To: DogByte6RER

It’s real. That was me. I wanted to visit a time when Americans were patriotic to fight evil like the Nazis’ and Japs, people spoke English and didn’t have a media that licked the boots of a Dem president who never had college nor high school transcripts to show for it.


26 posted on 10/09/2013 7:51:14 PM PDT by max americana (fired liberals in our company last election, and I laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: Jane Long; Arthur McGowan

I had never heard about this before.

Here is a link to a Daily Mail story ... Is this a time-traveler in a Charlie Chaplin film? Footage from 1928 shows woman ‘using a mobile phone’:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-1324132/Time-traveller-woman-mobile-phone-1928-Charlie-Chaplin-film.html#ixzz2hHeT2mOt


27 posted on 10/09/2013 7:51:44 PM PDT by DogByte6RER ("Loose lips sink ships")
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To: 1rudeboy

Omigod, I got counter trolled.


28 posted on 10/09/2013 7:55:26 PM PDT by Usagi_yo
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To: ez
A Brownie camera?


29 posted on 10/09/2013 7:56:40 PM PDT by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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To: CopperTop; svcw

He’s not wearing a hat so OBVIOTUSLY he from the future.

The real time traveler is in the upper left. Behind his hand is a cell phone.


30 posted on 10/09/2013 7:56:44 PM PDT by DManA (t)
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To: DogByte6RER

He’s a time-traveller. No, really!

I met him at the bar in Marsport in 2136!

Factoid: that bridge-opening was the most people ever at one time and place in Gold Bridge, which is a lovely settlement, one of B.C.’s choicest.


31 posted on 10/09/2013 7:57:43 PM PDT by headsonpikes (Mass murder and cannibalism are the twin sacraments of socialism - "Who-whom?"-Lenin)
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To: Usagi_yo

Don’t know what you mean by that (honestly), but if you were trolling, I took the bait.


32 posted on 10/09/2013 7:57:46 PM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: max americana

Why in the heck did you come back?


33 posted on 10/09/2013 7:58:34 PM PDT by DManA (t)
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34 posted on 10/09/2013 7:59:42 PM PDT by LostInBayport (When there are more people riding in the cart than there are pulling it, the cart stops moving...)
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To: DManA

Ok folks...no time traveling here! We all have to live through Obama. No one gets out unless everyone can get out!


35 posted on 10/09/2013 8:00:32 PM PDT by Vermont Lt ( 1-800-318-2596, Mr President.)
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To: DManA

> What year was the T-Shirt invented?
Invented in 1913 by the US Navy. It’s 100 years and a few weeks old.


36 posted on 10/09/2013 8:01:25 PM PDT by BuffaloJack (Gun Control is the Key to totalitarianism and genocide.)
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To: DogByte6RER
Sweater looks just like my dad's letter sweater from Monmouth College circa 1945.
37 posted on 10/09/2013 8:01:48 PM PDT by CrazyIvan (Obama phones= Bread and circuits.)
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To: edzo4

And I thought the guy to his right was David Letterman.


38 posted on 10/09/2013 8:02:33 PM PDT by Michael.SF. (0bama lied, Stevens died, now 0bama covers up the lies.)
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To: DogByte6RER


39 posted on 10/09/2013 8:05:57 PM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: DogByte6RER

That looks like a light sabre in his right hand.


40 posted on 10/09/2013 8:07:46 PM PDT by upchuck (nobamacare must be stopped before it can live down to our expectations.)
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To: martin_fierro

The one in the middle is an extraordinary likeness


41 posted on 10/09/2013 8:09:05 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: BuffaloJack

You said that with such authority that I suspend all my skepticism and accept what you say. And tomorrow I’m going to tell every one “Happy T-Shirt anniversary”

I can’t wait to see the looks on their faces.


42 posted on 10/09/2013 8:09:16 PM PDT by DManA (t)
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To: svcw
I was thinking of Dr. Who myself. Early in the relaunch with Eccleston/Piper, Rose goes to visit a guy that knows about "the Doctor", and the guy's son answers the door and yells "Dad, it's one of your nutters..."

Any way, the guy has a bunch of drawings/paintings/photos with the Doctor.

Then again, there's Woody Allen's "Zelig", too.

43 posted on 10/09/2013 8:10:23 PM PDT by Calvin Locke
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To: DogByte6RER

I bet his name is John Titor!


44 posted on 10/09/2013 8:13:20 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (I’m not a Republican, I'm a Conservative! Pubbies haven't been conservative since before T.R.)
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To: DogByte6RER

Who would he be calling in 1928? Cell phone towers were pretty rare before 1990.


45 posted on 10/09/2013 8:14:17 PM PDT by DManA (t)
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To: DogByte6RER
There is an apocryphal text, I believe it is the Gospel of St. Barmy The Surprised if my religious instruction is still with me, in which Jesus is quoted as saying, "Yea, though many people gather about me, and some appear to be of other times and places, I tell you truly that you will always have the Hipster Doofusses among you, even to the End Times."

Clearly that book needs to be reconsidered for the canon.

46 posted on 10/09/2013 8:14:26 PM PDT by FredZarguna (With bell, book, and candle, please.)
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To: DogByte6RER

My late Father was 24 in 1941, and that is the way that some young men, mostly college students, dressed at that time. He is wearing a sports type t-shirt with a sports 1938 “Superman” look to it. Look at the wide collar on it, not like today’s style.


47 posted on 10/09/2013 8:15:18 PM PDT by Inyo-Mono (NRA)
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To: Jane Long
No, clearly, this one:
48 posted on 10/09/2013 8:21:43 PM PDT by FredZarguna (With bell, book, and candle, please.)
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To: martin_fierro
What about this one:


49 posted on 10/09/2013 8:28:21 PM PDT by FredZarguna (With bell, book, and candle, please.)
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To: miliantnutcase

I thought that man was an “observer” .....


50 posted on 10/09/2013 8:29:06 PM PDT by GraceG
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