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Wednesday, November 25, 2015

12 Historic Photographs Manipulated

de bene esse: literally, of well-being, morally acceptable but subject to future validation or exception

Even before the invention of Adobe Photoshop and digital image manipulation software, doctored and tampered photos were used to alter perception and shape history. Fourandsix.com has chronicled them in their brilliant series, ‘Photo Tampering throughout History‘. At the link - a curated list of 12 famously doctored photographs from the history books, source


General Francis P. Blair Added to Photograph of General Sherman Posing with his Generals, circa 1865

general francis p blair added to general sherman photograph 2 12 Historic Photographs That Were Manipulated

general francis p blair added to general sherman photograph 1 12 Historic Photographs That Were Manipulated

In this famous photograph taken by Matthew Brady, General Sherman is seen posing with his generals. General Francis P. Blair (standing far right) was added to the photograph as he was not in attendance for that specific shot. His image was taken from the second photograph shown, which was taken during the same sitting. [Source: fourandsix.com]


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