Monday, November 15, 2010

Falsification of the Past

Carol Anne found some great references on this topic and posted them on her FaceBook page, particularly on how Stalin's Communist cronies would not only murder dissidents or send them to exile with possible starvation and horrible death in Siberia, but literally remove them from photographs and histories.

"The most common examples of photograph alteration and falsification come from communist Russia. Unwanted persons, so-called "enemies of the people" were not only killed, but also removed from photographs where their presence was unwanted. Photographs were altered with the intent of changing the past."


At 2:31 PM, November 15, 2010, Blogger Tillerman said...

Check out which is an account of a rowing race between Harvard and Oxford in 1869. Look at the two prints at the end. The first was printed in a UK newspaper. The second was published in a US publication and was falsified to make the distance between the two boats appear to be shorter.

Picture falsification is older than you might think and American publications are not immune.


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