Oh, the power and the wisdom of Internet people. After more than 100k hits to the hipster “time traveller” in 1940 story, comes the comment from Angie who found another photo of the South Fork bridge reopening… and it seems to have also recorded the man in question!
This second photograph was found on the John Wihksne Collection, and is properly captioned “Opening of the new (1940) bridge at South Fork”.
Here’s an enlargement to help you locate the target:
And let’s remember the original photo on the Bralorne-Pioneer museum:
The cars, the tall hipster, everything seems in perfect order.
The man was there, and as we checked, his clothes, glasses and camera were available in 1940. So we return to our original conclusion:
“This is not much of a proof of time travel, and more like evidence of the cyclic nature of fashion.”
Now with double evidence. [With many thanks to the keen eye of Angie, and with a photo from Hank Sunderman]
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