1939 Jay-Z look alike: Blast from the past?

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Could Jay-Z be a time-traveler? Not likely, but the rapper does seem to have a doppelganger in the form of a man who was photographed in 1939 while sitting outside of a stoop in Harlem.

Curators at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture at the New York Public Library noticed that a 1939 photo of a man in Harlem bore an uncanny resemblance to the 43-year-old rapper and mogul.

On their blog and Facebook page they asked if anyone else noticed the similarity.

Click on the video for the scoop!

via Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, New York Public Library

via Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, New York Public Library