A 17th-century painting depicts a man holding a smartphone-like object .
In the painting "Mr. Pynchon and the Settling of Springfield" painted by artist Umberto Romano in 1937, an aboriginal man holding a small rectangular object identical to modern smartphones, according to Sun.
The painting "Mr. Pynchon and the Settling of Springfield" by artist Umberto Romano.(Photo: The Sun).
The painting of William Pynchon is surrounded by Indians after arriving in America. Pynchon was born in 1590, is a British fur merchant, famous for his work to build the community that today is Springfield, Massachusetts.
The left corner of the picture is a feathered man in his hair, sitting in a tub filled with pottery. This person is holding an object on his right hand, which looks very much like the posture of a person who today holds a smartphone and strokes the screen with his thumb.
The man holding the object is the same as the smartphone.(Photo: The Sun).
However, smartphones are a modern item that until 400 years after this era of painting appeared. The imaginative people immediately assumed that this was evidence of time travel .
Previously, another photo also caused a stir in time travel when capturing a woman holding up a modern handheld camera behind the famous Marilyn Monroe.
The woman behind Marilyn Monroe holds something like a modern camera.(Photo: YouTube).
Historian Daniel Crown thinks this "smartphone" is actually a mirror. The picture depicts the scene of Indians marveling at the things Pynchon brings, in which there may be a small mirror. According to many studies, Europeans introduced mirrors to Aboriginal people in the 17th century and they quickly became part of the culture here.