The moment the picture was taken in 1977.
The picture was taken shortly after the arrival of the new DHARMA Initiative recruits. The new members were instructed to say "Namaste" seconds before the picture was taken. This picture, as well as the pictures taken prior to 1977 and up to 1978, were hung in the Processing Center at the Barracks.
Christian takes the picture from the wall of the Processing Center.
30 years later, still hanging in the Processing Center, the picture was shown to Frank Lapidus and Sun by Christian Shephard, as a mean to convince them that their friends, including Jin, were present three decades in the past. Christian then proclaimed that there was a long journey ahead of them. ("Namaste") Lapidus later showed Ben the picture, and Sun said that Christian told her to wait for John Locke, who would tell her how to find her husband. Ben claimed no prior knowledge that Jack, Kate, and Hurley were part of the DHARMA Initiative. ("Dead Is Dead")
- There are 16 recruits in the picture.