Photoshop Before Computers Existed

Jill Harness

You may be familiar with vintage LOL cats that actually required posing animals in human clothing and props, but you might not know just how ancient faked photographs are.

Unlike today's hoaxes, which are often perpetrated solely for the sake of tricking gullible internet users, these early methods of trickery often involved making "tall tale postcards" that helped small towns to brag about their agricultural skills -- whether because they were able to fight off grasshoppers the size of horses or grow melons big enough to feed a whole family for a month.

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