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Posted 18 April 2010 - 10:44 AM

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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 ?

"It’s the short description for the photograph shown at the virtual Bralorne Pioneer Museum, from British Columbia, Canada. The image can be seen specifically on this page (scroll down to the middle), among other items of the online exhibit. Did you notice anything out of place? Or perhaps, out of time?"

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Posted 18 April 2010 - 10:54 AM

Thats just an original photograph that happens to have a taller than average male standing within it, while wearing unusual clothing for that time period, the glasses are of the time if not earlier, the jumper is probably a local high school type thing, hair style just up and out style, nothing to see here just one young man dressing the way he wants, unusual then but in todays terms he looks boringly normal ;)

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Posted 18 April 2010 - 11:17 AM

This could be 2 things. Either the photo has been edited to place a man of modern times into a 1940's picture and call him a "time traveler" or it might have been a local party or something with a 1940's theme here in the modern time and the guy in the picture didn't bother to dress up.


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Posted 18 April 2010 - 11:31 AM

You know that it's "internet people" that have reached this obvious conclusion.
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Posted 18 April 2010 - 11:57 AM

View PostDark Morphling, on 18 April 2010 - 11:17 AM, said:

This could be 2 things. Either the photo has been edited to place a man of modern times into a 1940's picture and call him a "time traveler" or it might have been a local party or something with a 1940's theme here in the modern time and the guy in the picture didn't bother to dress up.
Or as the article states

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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.


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Posted 18 April 2010 - 02:48 PM

Get me an antique photo with a bluetooth piece, and Ipod, and one of those hideous new Pepsi bottles, then we'll talk.


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Posted 18 April 2010 - 04:25 PM

View PostMele Kalikimaka, on 18 April 2010 - 02:48 PM, said:

Get me an antique photo with a bluetooth piece, and Ipod, and one of those hideous new Pepsi bottles, then we'll talk.

HAHAHA. Yea that's about it.

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Posted 18 April 2010 - 04:38 PM

View PostMele Kalikimaka, on 18 April 2010 - 02:48 PM, said:

Get me an antique photo with a bluetooth piece, and Ipod, and one of those hideous new Pepsi bottles, then we'll talk.
Well, I don't have an antique photo, but I have a photo of my aunt Tique.

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Posted 18 April 2010 - 05:12 PM

Just some picture of a guy. I'm surprised that this was found here in BC, I wonder if the museum employee's don't know about photoshop!  :lol:

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Posted 18 April 2010 - 05:45 PM

View PostShadowSot, on 18 April 2010 - 04:38 PM, said:

Well, I don't have an antique photo, but I have a photo of my aunt Tique.

Haha,  :lol:

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Posted 18 April 2010 - 06:02 PM

The shirt could very well have something written on it. It was called silk screening people. People used to make their own designs and print them on their shirts. It's been around hundreds of years.

The guy appears to be holding a camera. There is nothing wrong with it, as long as he is not going to use a flash. They needed flash bulb cartrages back then that attached to the top of the camera. The resolution is not enough to see if there is a attachment point on top of the camera.

This guy could easily belong in the picture.

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Posted 18 April 2010 - 06:28 PM

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Posted 18 April 2010 - 06:35 PM

The first known printed t-shirt was "The Smithsonian museum has ‘the oldest printed T-shirt’ on record in their collection and on display. It is a campaign shirt for New York Gov. Thomas Dewey's 1948 presidential campaign." - from http://www.zoozoo2.c...rt-history.html - If this picture was taken in 1940 - that would be 8 years before - strange.

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Posted 18 April 2010 - 07:10 PM

View PostDieChecker, on 18 April 2010 - 06:02 PM, said:

The shirt could very well have something written on it. It was called silk screening people. People used to make their own designs and print them on their shirts. It's been around hundreds of years.

The guy appears to be holding a camera. There is nothing wrong with it, as long as he is not going to use a flash. They needed flash bulb cartrages back then that attached to the top of the camera. The resolution is not enough to see if there is a attachment point on top of the camera.

This guy could easily belong in the picture.

I cropped and blew up the guy in question.

If you read the article you'll notice he ISN'T holding the camera, its the guy behind him holding it. very strange.....  also "silk Screening" wasnt around til the late 40's....


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Posted 18 April 2010 - 07:16 PM

The article explained it, as Mattshark pointed out.

It was so much easier to blame it on Them. It was bleakly depressing to think that They were Us. If it was Them, then nothing was anyone's fault. If it was us, what did that make Me? After all, I'm one of Us. I must be. I've certainly never thought of myself as one of Them. No one ever thinks of themselves as one of Them. We're always one of Us. It's Them that do the bad things.
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