Greta Thunberg lookalike in 1898 Yukon gold rush photo sparks time-travel theories


By Devika Desai
National Post, Toronto
Thursday, November 21, 2019

A 120-year-old photograph of a girl digging for gold in the Yukon has sparked online theories that climate-change activist Greta Thunberg might be a time traveller.

The photograph, dated 1898, was sourced from the University of Washington library archives and features three children digging for gold at Dominion Creek, Yukon, during the Klondike Gold Rush.

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One of the children, a girl, sits in the foreground of the photo, looking directly at the camera. With braids, an angular face shape, and a remarkably familiar stern expression, many say she looks eerily like the 16-year-old Swedish climate activist. The uncanny resemblance has gone viral on Twitter, sparking conspiracies around Thunberg's identity. ...

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