Another Phone In Old Painting Sparks Time Travel Speculation

Posted by on November 15, 2017
Is this woman holding an iPhone in 1860?

An international task force of Time Travel Hunters has located yet another piece of evidence that temporal tourists are mucking about with our already fragile timeline.

Well, okay, it was actually just some folks on Twitter. But it’s a good thing they’re on the lookout, I’ll tell you what.

Ferdinand Georg Waldmüller
Image: Die Erwartete (The Expected; 1860)

What we have here is a painting titled Die Erwartete (The Expected), created by the Austrian painter Ferdinand George Waldmüller in 1860.

It shows a man crouching in the foreground holding a flower, waiting for a woman who’s walking his way down a rocky path. But what’s that she’s holding?

If we check the tabloids (as if we’ve just been recruited into the Men In Black), we’ll learn that it’s almost definitely an iPhone X, and that she’s almost definitely already preoccupied browsing Tinder.

Well, he tried.

Of course, skeptics are quick to point out that the item she’s holding is probably just “a plain old hymn book” and not an object of modern time. But we all know how these things go.

Misplaced cell phones are the number one cause of all temporal anomalies.

Speaking of which, this painting would hang nicely next to that mural of a Native American browsing his selfies.

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About the Author Post by Rob Schwarz

Rob Schwarz is a writer, blogger, and part-time peddler of mysterious tales. He manages Stranger Dimensions in between changing aquarium filters and reading bad novels about mermaids.

  • It’s hard to tell. It might be a possibility, but it is worth remembering that phones these days resemble other objects like cards. The picture is kind of blurry from what I can tell. It could be a box or something in her hands.

  • I’m much more worried about the Spring Heeled Jack hiding in the bushes ahead of her.

    • Rob

      That guy is everywhere.

  • Laura Iezzi Mish

    It could be anything but a phone is the last thing I would think it was.

  • Lemuel Vargas

    So if she has an iPhone, how could she browse the internet when there is no wifi then?

    • Rob

      Well, if she’s like me, it might be an older iPhone that doesn’t have a connection, anymore. But it still has a working copy of Bejeweled 2 on it so she keeps it around, anyway.