Friday, October 22, 2010

Ulysses S. Grant

Here is another great example of early image manipulation. This heroic looking guy is Ulysses S. Grant, US general of the Union Army during the American Civil War. The image is supposed be showing him with his troops at City Point, Virginia. But it was discovered that Grant was not in that location and was not even photographed on a horse.

(1) the head was taken from a portrait; (2) the horse and body is from a photo of Alexander M. McCook; and (3) the background is of a confederate prison camp.


  1. hmm interesting :) quite fascinating how they jsut put figures in history like that :))

  2. Wow, I didn't know that image doctoring went that for back. Cool find!