According to Stephen Hawking, perhaps the biggest argument against time travel is the fact that we haven’t met any time-traveling tourists. When you think about it, the point is a fairly strong one.
However, the Earth is almost incomprehensibly vast, and with such a nigh-infinity of moments available to a potential time traveler, the numbers argument against finding a living, walking anachronism is huge.
In short, what are the odds anyone would actually notice or recognize a time traveler in real life if he or she didn’t broadcast their presence?
That brings us to the photo above. It’s like the beginning of a Crichton novel. A figure is noted in a historical photo who doesn’t appear to belong. Proof of something more? Take a look and decide for yourself – forgetomori has a fantastic breakdown.
When at the end of the day it looks like fashion is simply cyclical in nature, man does the picture tickle the neurons. It certainly makes me take a harder look at people in a crowd.