Is anyone else a massive fan of Retronaut? If you’ve never encountered it before, then they have a vast collection of fascinating historical images, which they present as ‘capsules’ from history. Their daily mail-out is the highlight of my afternoon.
One of my favourite things on Retronaut is a photo of a ‘time traveller’. You really need to click through and look at the picture for yourself, but what it appears to show is a man in anachronistic, modern-looking dress, attending the opening of a bridge in 1940s Canada.
Of course some po-faced mythbuster on Wikipedia has pointed out that his clothing is actually not particularly unusual for the period, and that he is clearly not a time traveller, but they are wrong, because I have spotted his distinctive profile in the Bayeux tapestry.
Photo of the time traveller taken from Wikipedia