The Library of Congress has released a series of compelling photographs depicting Waldo (of ‘Where’s Waldo’ fame) participating in some of the 20th century’s most bloody political conflicts.
In one moment, Waldo is spotted colluding with Trotsky, in another he’s swimming naked with Ernst Rohm. It’s difficult to know just what in fact Waldo was fighting for.
Arlo Laakari, a historian who teaches at Floater College, said “Waldo has turned out to be a remarkable figure. He bore witness to some of the century’s most pivotal moments.”
But Laakari isn’t so sure of Waldo’s political leanings. “I don’t think he really cared which side he fought for, so long as he was killing people. He couldn’t get enough of it.”
One thing is for sure, we’ll never look at Waldo the same.