posted on Mar, 4 2015 @ 09:25 PM
I think I may have found the earliest one, if not one of them.
As an amateur photographer I am very interested in the manipulations of photographs especially very old ones that pre-date computers. Things like the
surgeon 'nessie' photo that was a photographed mock-up, or even the famous 'Trent' UFO pic of a ford truck wing mirror hanging from a phone wire
Sometimes the older photoshop jobs are harder to detect than the ones created today with state of the art imaging tech.
This one is great, although a bit blatant, especially nice once you read the post someone made on the page I found it on..
""Blake N Carol Stasch Nielsen • a day ago
Well, I'm sure this does me a lot of justice to claim this via internet. But, that is a photo of my Grandpa in Eastern Montana. I have the original
print hanging on a wall in my house. Story goes that Grandpa was out shooting anything that could be shot one day, a man pulled up traveling cross
country with camera gear, asked for GP to hold his gun like so and the other hand out, snapped a few exposures, then this photo showed up in a tabloid
months later. Tabloid originally claimed that an "Australian" had recently pegged the "world's largest grasshopper". Very much a lie, hyperbole
and stretch of the truth to an inordinate extent. The produced photo is a complete crock. Neat icebreaker at the bars though.""
Here is the source, which has some nice other anomalous photos to look at..