Nowadays it is impossible to go anywhere without seeing everyone's faces buried in their cell phones. But what about in 1937?
A mural that was installed in a Springfield, Massachusetts post office in 1937 named Mr. Pynchon and the Settling of Springfield depicts the arrival of settlers to the town in the 1620's. Within the scene, a Native American man appears to be looking at a cell phone or possibly taking a selfie. Obviously cell phones were not around at the time of the painting, which has people believing this shows proof of time travel.
In an article on Motherboard , Brian Anderson writes that he thinks the device is most likely a mirror.
"There's reason to believe, then, that what the man is examining is not an Indigenous object, but rather of European origin, like mirrors, which were presented often in such exchanges," he wrote. "The way the man holds it up, if indeed he's looking at his own face reflecting back at him, would certainly make sense."
What do you think the object is?
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