There’s a random painting from 1860 called “The Expected One” by Ferdinand Georg Waldmüller that’s going viral right now.  And there’s a good reason:  It might show a time traveler.

There’s a woman in the painting and it sure LOOKS like she’s holding an iPhone and maybe even looking at the screen. And sure, some people MIGHT say she’s actually holding a small prayer book in her hands . . . but I know a phone when I see it.


Painting from 1860 depicts a time traveler using her iPhone | Boing Boing

Above is "The Expected One," painted by Ferdinand Georg Waldmüller c. 1860. While Gerald Weinpolter, CEO of the art agency, insisted to Vice that the painting depicts a woman "off to church holding a little prayer book in her hands," we all know she's actually a time traveler playing with her iPhone 12.