It was part of the exhibit “” from Bralorne-Pioneer, available to the public since 2004.
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The sweater he also uses seems to be hand knitted, with buttons on the front.
Something that was definitely available at the time, if he had some kind grandma perhaps.
Finally, despite some comments about the camera lens being too big for the time, too compact, it looks like a Kodak Folding Pocket model, available since the beginning of the 20th century.
Indeed, an Error Level Analysis suggests the image was not digitally tampered with, or at least that if it was, the author was smart enough to normalize the error across the whole thing. And again, given the source, we would assume it was not a job. As members of the ATS, like “” (1944): 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. The image can be seen specifically on this page (scroll down to the middle), among other items of the online exhibit. Internet people reached to the obvious conclusion: it’s a time traveller caught on camera on 1940! If the story seems straight out of a movie and the photo is in itself a great funny find, the most amusing thing i came up with while looking into this – as an Internet person, on the Internet – was the reply for a skeptical, or perhaps somewhat cynical comment on how spurious it would seem the idea that a time traveler would want to visit the reopening of a bridge in some small town in Canada. The man with what appears to be very modern sunglasses seems to be wearing a stamped T-shirt with a nice sweater, all the while holding a portable compact camera!Read this on Doc Brown’s voice: “Of course, because we know nothing happened there right? But before writing Hollywood scripts, let’s get back to reality and ask again: is the photo evidence of a time traveller?But if we are considering time travel, how can we know if in some other timeline something historical happened right there? As noted, the image is indeed available through the official website for Canada’s museums.