Do you believe in time travel? What about people who claim to be able to predict the future?

 

Now, what if you saw something that could prove either of these occurrences can exist?

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A painting from 1937 appears to prove just that – or at least, open the discussion for either.

 

“Mr. Pynchon and the Settling of Springfield,” painted by Italian abstractionist Umberto Romano, shows the founder of Springfield, MA, William Pynchon surrounded by Native Americans as he arrives in the New World.

 

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None of that is any different from many paintings that depict Colonial America, and in fact, like many famous paintings that show the story of 17th century New England, the original work “Mr. Pynchon and the Settling of Springfield” is housed at the Smithsonian in Washington D.C.

 

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But Motherboard believes they’ve uncovered something about Romano’s painting that is very, very different from others set during the settling of the U.S. – a Native American holding what looks to be a smartphone.

 

Head to the next page to see for yourself!