Before and After: The LOC Flickr Feed Time Machine

Today, it’s all about time — specifically two photographs of H. G. Wells (1866-1946), both allegedly taken between 1915 and 1920.

It’s quite striking, really. In the first image, he looks a good many years younger than he does in the second, which suggests some possibilities:

1) The dates on the photos are incorrect,

2) The first photo was either altered or taken under more flattering lighting conditions,

3) Life ran over H.G. Wells with a truck between the first photo and the second, so that he aged quite a bit,



You be the judge!


About L. M. Bernhardt

For a good long while (15 years or so), I taught philosophy at a little private university in northwest IA, and occasionally branched out into playing music, dabbling in photography, experimenting with food, and writing nonsense on my blog. The philosophy teaching part ended in 2017 (program elimination via prioritization), but never fear! I've just finished my MLIS at San Jose State University, and I'm currently on the market looking for new adventures in either philosophy or LIS. For now, I labor at a fairly interesting administrative job in order to support my dogs in the lavish manner to which they've become accustomed.
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