There are many things I don’t know about time travel, for example, are you allowed to keep your clothes and if you step on a butterfly will you loose a limb instantaneously or will you gradually fade whilst holding a photograph of you and your siblings from your childhood…?
This photograph; which was part of the Bralorne-Pioneer: Their Past Lives Here Exhibition is exhibited at the Virtual Museum of Canada.
Of course you can see the guy that’s got the Internet in a tizzy, he sticks out like an eccentric at a 1940’s bridge re-opening. Could the fedora-less man in modern looking clothes really be a time traveller? If so, why would he choose to travel to a bridge re-opening in a sleepy mining town in Canada as opposed to a monumentally historic moment or a lively party he once read about.
So what do you think? Is this guy a time traveller?
If he really is a time traveller I’d be fine with that. What concerns me is that if this man genuinely was a man of his time dressing like a “hipster” and attending small town ceremonies then does that mean that today’s fashion eccentrics will be looked upon as ahead of their time when their photographs are seen by a future generation?