Monday, April 19, 2010

Time Traveler Tough Nut To Crack

This fellow, who looks a lot like Paul Rudd and who is standing next to a guy who looks a lot like Skinner off the X-Files, is the source of endless debate and consternation among bloggers and anomalists. Some say he is a man-out-of-time while others contend his look is nothing unusual for the period - even if he does seem to stand out from a crowd. The photo is from an online exhibit at a museum in Canada and purportedly taken at the opening of a bridge in the 1940's. You can see a better image, read a breakdown of what's right and wrong, view a nonsensical computer analysis, and hear what commentors have to say about the image here.

1 comment:

Buck said...

He's just wearing a rough knit cardigan over what appears to be a college sweater. Nothing unusual for the period. Neither are the sunglasses which are decidedly NOT modern if you look closely at the larger photo. BTW: Ray Bans were available in 1940 since the company began production of their trademark glasses in 1937. In 1940 they were quite popular due to contracts with the US Military. In fact the Wayfarer and Aviator were top sellers.

Don't you hate it when historic costumers blow these things out of the water? LOL