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.
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, are present three decades in the past. Christian then proclaims that there is a long journey ahead of them. (5x09) 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. (5x12)
- There are 16 recruits in the picture.