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Is Greta Thunberg in a 120-year-old photo ?


Posted on Monday, 18 November, 2019 | Comment icon 48 comments

Thunberg has become a divisive public figure. Image Credit: CC BY-SA 4.0 Anders Hellberg
A girl who happens to look uncannily like the young activist has been spotted in an old archive photograph.
The 16-year-old Swede has been making headlines across the world over the past few months due to her many notable public appearances and her tireless efforts to raise awareness for climate change.

This week however she has become the subject of an altogether different media story - one concerning an old photograph found in an archive at the University of Washington.

The image, which dates back to the 1890s, shows three children at a gold mine at Dominion Creek, Yukon Territory. This wouldn't seem like anything particularly notable if it wasn't for the fact that one of them just happens to bear a striking resemblance to Thunberg.
Since emerging online, the image has generated quite a lot of attention with reactions ranging from cries of 'fake' to the rather unlikely suggestion that Thunberg is a time traveler.

At the end of the day however the photograph is most likely the real deal and the girl, who admittedly does look a lot like Thunberg, is exactly that - a girl who looks like Thunberg, not Thunberg herself.

You can view the photograph on the University of Washington Libraries website - here.

Source: YouTube | Comments (48)

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Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #39 Posted by acute on 19 November, 2019, 20:26
No. ...and neither is Greta!
Comment icon #40 Posted by DieChecker on 20 November, 2019, 2:05
So she's 16? She looks younger. I read she is sailing back to Europe, but that two crewmen for the ship flew out of NYC, and two new ones flew in.... That's 4 flights... kinda cancels out the whole point of sailing in the first place.
Comment icon #41 Posted by joc on 20 November, 2019, 3:18
Wasn't she reported by the press to be 10?
Comment icon #42 Posted by DieChecker on 20 November, 2019, 3:42
Dont know, I didnt try keeping up with her till she showed up in the US. It appears she is presented as being young, and plain spoken. The fact she has Aspergers means few will seek to challenge her when the facts are facts. It is when she gives opinion that she could, AND should, be challenged. To do less would be treating her different due to disability.
Comment icon #43 Posted by Hammerclaw on 21 November, 2019, 2:15
Poster child and a media creation. Look through old photos long enough and you'll find one that resembles pretty much anyone. 
Comment icon #44 Posted by and then on 21 November, 2019, 2:50
Maybe.  Or maybe they'll look back and marvel at the stupidity of those who hyperventilated over natural climatological rhythms.  Who can tell? 
Comment icon #45 Posted by Hankenhunter on 21 November, 2019, 6:06
Comment icon #46 Posted by Manwon Lender on 21 November, 2019, 6:21
It also doesn't resemble Downs Sydndrom
Comment icon #47 Posted by QuickQuickSlow on 21 November, 2019, 10:21
Harsh (but true)
Comment icon #48 Posted by sci-nerd on 21 November, 2019, 13:35
Opinion are opinion and not always facts. I stand by my opinion, and you are entitled to yours. It's as simple as that.


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