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Best Worst Photo Shopped, Faux And Just Plain Silly Images

Discussion in 'Period Civil War Photos & Examinations' started by JPK Huson 1863, Oct 3, 2018.

  1. JPK Huson 1863

    JPK Huson 1863 Colonel Forum Host

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    fake marry-todd-and-lincoln.jpg
    " The Lincoln Wedding Photograph " isn't. Someone glued together portraits taken separately and ' poof ', History!

    They're spreading. It's like lice without a good shampoo eradicating the little vermin. It's always been a puzzle why anyone would create a photo shopped image or just, plain make stuff up. But they do. Some, you can't blame anyone for who fell victim. Most here for instance would not know there's no such thing as a ' Lincoln Wedding Photo ' but really, not seeing that ' Lincoln at Gettysburg ', strolling past tents contains a woman in shorts skirt and nylon stockings is strolling there, too is baffling.

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    Just ouch. Inserting a buxom, pouting young woman and her buddies ( not one of which is wearing a hat manufactured during the war ) into this grouping of Confederate officers, you'll see them described variously. No idea who the pouty girl would be.

    Lincoln is sure a popular topic but there's a plethora of others. Belle Boyd comes in for a silly image albeit hers is a book cover. Most annoying would be photos of ' slaves ' both on Pinterest and Ebay, where any era photo of a black citizen is relegated to this status. Love to see if anyone else has a favorite, er, erroneously entitled photo?

    A favorite......
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    Goodness. I'll say creepy. It must have happened after Lincoln's head fell off and they had to perch it back up there.

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    Lovely young couple, ( sucker for baby photos here ) obvious signs of prosperity, found on Ebay , entitled ' slaves '. Ebay has knocked it off mostly ( if you write to sellers being witchy enough, it can be helpful ) but these persist elsewhere.

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    Lincoln spends a lot of time deceased and in various coffins.

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    Here's a favorite of mine, a photographer ( with his cell phone? ) just happened to snap this of the two couples at the moment Booth was sneaking up behind everyone.

    Wish I could post the Belle Boyd, a blond beauty, but she's 'art', and not within the safe zone of public access.

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    Sorry there are so many ' Lincolns '. Here ' he ' is, at Gettysburg, followed by a woman in a dress anyone would term indecent in 1863. The hussy. :angel:

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    She's a mannequin although the era may be correct- possibly a display from a Sanitary Fair. It's used as a ' real ' illustration of someone decorating their parlor for Christmas.

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    His parents and that large family of his, having time traveled into 1880.

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    The whole family! Well, and a tourist wearing a golf shirt, dangling his camera from one hand. And when the White House was inside a museum that time in 1861.

    Stopping here although there are more. This is a ' Lincoln's house-we think ' Ebay find, where someone is pretty-kinda-maybe sure he's on the porch.
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    It's fun, but also good to call out these, you know? Not in a spirit of critical judgment but as a resolve to keep History, well, History.




     

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  3. connecticut yankee

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    Great posting is so many ways! I couldn't stop snickering at many of your snide....err... sophisticated comments that fit the photos so well! Thanks for a great start to my day on ACWT...
     
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    In the one of Edgar Allen Poe and Lincoln. Maybe my eyes, but Poe looks a lot like John Wilkes Booth. Scarier thought
     
  5. Northern Light

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    I had heard of people looking peaceful in death, but looking twenty years younger and far more handsome? Good Job, Abe!
     
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    Now this one looks like Johnny Cash! Wow, I never even knew they were related!:whistling:
     
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    I thought that as well.
     
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    Enjoyed this post! An interesting fact about Lincoln photos that I learned only recently (which most others here probably already know) is that Lincoln and Mary were never photographed together.
     
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    Really? How odd. Is there a reason?
     
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    None that I've ever heard.
     
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    In this photograph taken on August 8, 1860, Lincoln stands to the right of his front door wearing a white suit. There is a chance that Mary is in one of the upstairs windows. Springfield, Ill. August 8, 1860. Photo by William Shaw.  O-34.jpg
     
  12. Northern Light

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    Neat photo, RG! I would guess that Loyalty was referring to a studio portrait, rather than a crowd scene, however.
     
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    Wow crazy looking photos! Thanks for sharing.
     
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    Thanks, @Northern Light, that's exactly what I meant. No portrait of the Lincolns together is known to exist.
     
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    Everybody knows this one.
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    Civil War Pter0saur
     
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    That Poe/Lincoln mash-up photo is cracking me up so much. There's so much potential for a Poe story there! :bat::spider::skull:
     
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    I really like the one with the pterodactyl. A great one for all of the wrong reasons. I still laugh at it from time to time. I guess it is just about dinosaurs. The Valley of the Gwangi revisited, or maybe The Mysterious Island.
     
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    Unknown.jpeg Spirit photo that illustrates how photographic images can be faked.
     
  19. JPK Huson 1863

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    Oh dear, snide? Rats, was going for dismissive, snide seems so swarmy! Must apologize ( really! ). Does drive me a little crazy when people no longer here to correct things get misrepresented, was hoping to present it as silly. Well, the one where Booth is in the box, behind everyone may deserve snide.... . How outrageous can someone get? :angel:
     
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    Forgot that one, thank you! An era faux photograph, toboot!
     
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    So it's not real? :D `Gee whiz, if flying dinosaurs were not part of the Civil War experience nothing makes sense any more. Next you'll be saying Lincoln wasn't out there killing vampires.


    Now I'm fascinated, @Robert Gray - which is more likely, woman in middle window, holding a child?
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