Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Amazing Art when Photoshop was'nt there

Did you know that Photoshop was invented way back in the 19th Century? Many historical current photos that you know of might not be actually what they seem!

One of the most famous photograph of Abraham Lincoln in 1860. But only his head was real in the picture as the body belongs to someone called John Calhoun.




See the difference between these 2 photos? The guy sitting on the right was General Francis Blair, who was apparently added only later (1865).




The guy on the left quarreled with Mao Ze Dong and his picture was removed (1936).




The guy missing seems to be called Goebbels in this photograph taken with Hitler. Reason is unknown (1937).




Sitting on a horse by yourself - Cool! Sitting on a horse held by a handler - Not so Cool. This guy is Benito Mussolini by the way (1942).





The guy in the center is Carlos Franco, who apparently quarreled with Fidel Castro after Fidel supported the entry of Soviet troops in Czech Republic (1968). Thus he disappeared from the photo.





This photographer, John Filo, won the Pulitzer Prize but was manipulated for the cover of the Life magazine to remove the rear fence. Don't ask me why.




This is a photograph of the negotiations between Chancellor Willy Brandt of Germany and Leonid Brezhnev. Rumored has it that all of them were rather drunk during the meeting. You can see the disappearing wine bottles in the German press compared to the Soviet press on the top.




The 'gang of four', a group of Chinese Communist Party leaders were sacked and arrested in 1976 after the death of Mao Zedong. Thus explains their disappearance from the photo.




Below photo was a combination of the 2 photographs below. The photographer who did it in 2003 was fired from Los Angeles Times.

Below photograph shows a convicted John Kerry supporting an anti-war rally by Jane Fonda in 1971. But hey, was the rally actually held in-doors?




Clement Harda was an illustrator for children's books. We can't have this guy seen holding a cigarette in his hands can we (2005)?





Indian actress Khushbu sued MAXIM for attaching her head to someone else's body (2005). Take the hint girl!





Perhaps trivial, but the positions of the pyramids have been moved to fit onto the cover page of National Geographic (1982).


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