Photo fakery in History

Even before Photoshop was available, some photographers tried to improve their photos. Sometimes, it was to clean little blemishes, but it could go to quite significant upgrades: removing somebody form a group portrait (like with chairman Mao, below), putting a better body under the head of VIP, etc.

This guy is no longer welcome here!

This guy is no longer welcome here!

Source: NY Times.

1 comment for “Photo fakery in History

  1. Ted
    November 9, 2009 at 9:56 pm

    You may wan to have a look at this for similar manipulations in history:

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