University of Washington Libraries’ special collections has drawn media attention lately because of an 1898 photograph that shows a young girl closely resembling 16-year-old Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg. Creative theories abound that try to explain it—from time travel to a Photoshop insertion (most definitely not the case). The photo is one of many taken by photographer Eric A. Hegg (1867–1947) in the library’s cornerstone Alaska and Klondike gold rush collection. There are no notes or documentation regarding the identity of Hegg’s subjects.
University of Washington Libraries blog, Nov. 21