Thursday, March 11, 2010

Watch the birdie.

Dartmouth professor Hany Farid explores the history of retouching photographs, even providing some 19th-century examples. (This one, not part of Farid's discussion, features a unique visitor to the Yalta Conference of 1945).

About the photo: General Francis P. Blair, who shows up in a Matthew Brady photograph for which he actually was not present. Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division.

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