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Originally posted by TXRabbit
Let's not forget this more recent example
This print (Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division) appears to be of General Ulysses S. Grant in front of his troops at City Point, Virginia, during the American Civil War.
Originally posted by OwenGP185
reply to post by midwest
Those are very cool, I knew photo manips wern't born with the likes of Photoshop but I never suspected that long ago. I have to say they are pretty well done, I also work on a lot of photo manipulation type stuff.
Originally posted by notquiteright
Really informative post. I had no idea photo manipulation went back quite that far. S&F for this one. Thanks for sharing. I spent quite a bit of time on the site checking out the photos and their stories.
The famous Cottingley fairies were “photographed” by two girls Elsie Wright, 15, and her cousin Frances Griffiths, 10, in the last days of the First World War. The case got its international acclaim through Arthur Conan Doyle, the author of Sherlock Holmes, who was fascinated by the account and published an article in the Strand Magazine in December 1920. With the world’s attention focused on them, the girls had little option but to stick to their story. A juvenile prank had grown into a mass media circus.
Originally posted by nolabel
reply to post by chocise
The Cottingley Fairies photographs weren't manipulated. The girls actually took the photographs using figures that they had cut out of a story book. It wasn't until one of the girls had died and the other was in fairly old age before the truth came out, when the surviving girl admitted it.