Is This a Photo of Jay-Z From 1939 … Or Just a Look Alike?

May 9, 2013 2:59 pm
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Remember when someone discovered a purported photo of “Nicolas Cage” from the Civil War era? Well, now it looks like the same thing has happened to Jay-Z.

photo taken of a Harlem sidewalk in 1939 shows a man who bears a striking resemblance to Beyonce‘s husband. The image came from the New York Public Library’s Schomburg Center.

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Of course, it can’t really be Jay-Z since that would mean he’s really more than 100 years old.

But perhaps the man is a relative? After all, the rapper grew up in nearby Brooklyn.

The real Jay-Z:

Stephen Lovekin / Getty Images

Stephen Lovekin / Getty Images


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