Mr. Pynchon and the Settling of Springfield

A New Deal era painting is raising a lot of questions after someone noticed it looks like one of the subjects is holding a smart phone. The 1937 painting was unveiled decades before we began using the devices.

Mr. Pynchon and the Settling of Springfield was painted by Umberto Romano to portray two Native American tribes and European settlers in Agawam, which is located in Massachusetts. The setting was in the 1630s, long before people even began using electricity.

If you look at the magnified picture below, it certainly does look as though he is holding an iPhone.

What other explanation would it be? Why would he be looking at a small piece of wood or stone? What explanation do you have for this? It sure looks like a smart phone!

Share if this has you scratching your head!

Source: Vice

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