Then Ben remarks, "Wow.. surprising manipulations were only a few months later"I'd be happy to pass along the story. @benshap is pretty close. Grandpa Nass was out shooting prairie dogs/gophers near miles city. Along came a truck loaded with a photographer traveling cross country and asked Mr. Nass to "hold out his left hand like so and his right hand and rifle just the same". A few exposures were taken and the photographer (presuming to be associated with Cole studio) said "thanks, appreciate your time!" and kept driving along. Grandpa Nass was a little unsure of what had taken place but carried on. A few months later the "doctored" photo appeared in some tabloid literature. Postcards primarily that poked fun at country types. At one time the media gave the photo a run with the story involving an Australian being the one posing with a trophy "hopper". An original photo held within the family coming soon!! @
Great links.The most famous concentration camp picture was also falsified.
The first picture is what originally ran in the news papers. The second image with the standing starving man is the one we know, but that man was added later. The men in the bunks don't look right to me either, but the standing guy is all they fess up to.
The first picture are 2 Germans happily holding geese. In the 2nd edited picture, they look like heartless maniacs who have hanged a woman and stolen her geese. I notice the outline of the 2 soldiers in the falsified pic looks like so many other pictures we are supposed to believe have not been edited.
There are more of these disturbing edited photos here: What are some of the most popular faked images of World War II? - Quora
Here are other falsified historical photos that are interesting:
Famous Fakes - 10 Celebrated Wartime Photos That Were Staged, Altered or Fabricated - MilitaryHistoryNow.com
There is no history. There is only propaganda.
I would love to see those.Faked images were created on both sides, however, many of the fakes created by the Germans were destroyed by the victors of the war.
General Ulysses S. Grant
If awards were handed out for the most creative example of pre-digital photo editing, this iconic photo of General Ulysses S. Grant would take top prize. Three photos were combined to show what looks like Grant in front of his troops at City Point, Virginia. Grant's head was first planted atop a picture of General Alexander M. Cook on a horse and then superimposed over a picture of Confederate prisons held captive at Fisher's Hill, Virginia after losing to Union troops.
what you said, Milhaus. EXACTLY what you said...BRAVO.Great links.
I would love to see those.
By the way, what you say about there only being propaganda is spot on. When an event happens today, a lot of us can look at it and see and say it is fake or staged and try to point it out to people around us, but go look at a current school textbook and you will see that new history has already been written. When everything around us is manipulated, faked, staged, or edited, and then written down as fact, that's it. They can tell you the truth years later on some blog or the daily mail, and it doesn't always take decades for the truth to come out for some of these; primarily when they are caught by creating a sloppy copy, but the initial image is already burned into people's minds and served its purpose and most will never see the correction..
"The soviets had to fake this holocaust picture because it would have been too difficult to take a real picture". Okay, or, you know, don't fake it at all.
It is extremely difficult and time consuming to get the horses around us even near the water, let alone an entire generation currently being indoctrinated. This applies to the past generations as well. When we have looked at old newspaper articles and found that they operated in the same manner as today. Then details get added and removed over time or the entire story is buried.
In one of your links they mention North Korea which is an excellent current example of a scapegoat. Something for us to mock and laugh at.
We hear of the things the people there are told and the things they believe like impossible feats of dear leader as well as the blatant photo and video fakes including their technological and military capabilities. Outsiders learning about that lunacy will think that everyone there must believe it because propaganda is so powerful and yet, it is never used on us. At least not by our own Govt, unless it is positive like buying war bonds and making sure you aren't giving Hitler a ride to work.
Other countries may try to use propaganda on us but we catch them doing it and we know this because the news tells us so.
We are always taught to point at others and not look at ourselves and from my understanding, the rest of the world's news is fairly USA-centric which allows people of other countries to laugh at us for the things our Govt, intelligence agencies, and corporations do at home and abroad, and our healthcare system, our own health as a matter of fact, and whatever else us dumb Americans are up to while they are consuming the lies that go along with those stories themselves.
Like I have said before, if I could talk to the future I would tell them that at least some of us knew and tried to make things right but most of the time we didn't even know where to start because everything preceding us was already falsified and the majority always seem to go along with the mainstream narrative. Divides are intentionally created between generations to further alienate us from the past, school books are constantly being revised or rewritten, and concepts like common core were introduced so the parents couldn't even help their children with their homework. Meanwhile, most people are barely scraping by, trying to just not be miserable, and dealing with problems created by the system to feed and grow the system.
Given the things people here have uncovered, isn't it interesting how these postcards primarily deal with oversized animals, insects, objects and food? But all the people, as far as I have seen, are always normal height.
Like this person said "Postcards primarily that poked fun at country types. At one time the media gave the photo a run with the story involving an Australian being the one posing with a trophy "hopper"." Is the joke that people out in the country would claim to see, stumble across, or dig up abnormally large things?
Make a joke out of whatever you want to shame people from believing. Make a joke to have them start believing something else.
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