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Photos Before Photoshop. How Artists Photoshopped Images 100 Years Ago

As soon as the photography has become available to the masses, people began to manipulate and use different tricks to create funny fake images. Beginning with daguerrotypes, photographers used double exposures to create humorous effects. Photo manipulation required a great precision, patience and artistic ability. Are you curious how artists photoshopped images 100 years ago? Check out this collection of manipulated vintage photos created before an era of Photoshop.

Two-Headed Man by unidentified American artist, c. 1855

Unidentified American artist Two-Headed Man ca. 1855

Aberdeen Portraits No. 1 by George Washington Wilson, 1857

George Washington Wilson (Scottish, 1823-1893) Aberdeen Portraits No. 1 1857

Fading Away by Henry Peach Robinson, 1858

Henry Peach Robinson (English, 1830-1901) Fading Away 1858

Spirit by John K. Hallowell, c. 1901

Spirit by John K. Hallowell

Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec as artist and model by Maurice Guibert, c. 1900

Maurice Guibert (French, 1856-1913) Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec as Artist and Model ca. 1900

Man juggling his own head by unidentified French artist, c. 1880

Unidentified French artist Published by Allain de Torbéchet et Cie. Man Juggling His Own Head ca. 1880

The Vision (Orpheus Scene) by F. Holland Day, 1907

F. Holland Day (American, 1864-1933) The Vision (Orpheus Scene) 1907

General Grant at City Point by Levin Corbin, c. 1902

General Grant at City Point by Levin Corbin

A powerful collision by unidentified German artist, 1914

Postcard with an image of a German soldier crushing members of the Triple Entente, World War I.

Unidentified German artist A Powerful Collision 1914

Dirigible docked on Empire State Building by unidentified American artist, 1930

Unidentified American artist Dirigible Docked on Empire State Building, New York 1930

Unidentified American artist Dirigible Docked on Empire State Building, New York 1930

Room with eye by Maurice Tabard, 1930

Maurice Tabard (French, 1897-1984) Room with Eye 1930

Maurice Tabard (French, 1897-1984) Room with Eye 1930

Man on rooftop with 11 men in formation on his shoulders by unidentify American artist, c. 1930

Unidentified American artist Man on Rooftop with Eleven Men in Formation on His Shoulders ca. 1930

Dream No. 1: Electrical Appliances for the Home by Grete Stern, 1948

Grete Stern (Argentinian, born Germany, 1904-1999) Sueño No. 1: Articulos eléctricos para el hogar Dream No. 1: Electrical Appliances for the Home 1948

Christmas Card by Angus McBean, 1950

Christmas Card by Angus McBean

Source: metmuseum.net

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