The release of Taylor Swift's new album folklore was accompanied by a full music video for the single "Cardigan" and we are already looking for Easter eggs and other references in the video. As it turns out, the video pays a very special tribute to someone who cares about Taylor and you can see him in a photo.
At one point in the video, eagle eye fans will have discovered a sepia-colored old photo of a man in uniform in an ornate frame. However, it's not just a random person or a fictional image. Swift has not confirmed it, but the photo appears to be her grandfather Archie D. Swift Jr. According to the genealogy site Geni, Swift served in the U.S. Marine Corps, served from 1938 to World War II, and eventually left the service in 1953 with the rank of lieutenant colonel and active in the financial industry. He is Taylor's grandfather on her father's side; Her father Scott Swift is one of his three sons.
Archie D. Swift's photo appears within the first 30 seconds of the "Cardigan" music video as the camera traces the details of the cozy cabin scene the video is booking. It is a sweet tribute to her grandfather, who died in 1998. He may not have seen his granddaughter become one of the greatest music superstars in the world, but it is clear that he is in her thoughts! Watch the full music video below: