1840s-1990s: “Faking It: Manipulated Photography Before Photoshop”

‘Two-Headed Man' (1855) by unidentified American artist

'Cloud Study' (1856-1857), Gustave Le Gray (French, 1820–1884)

'Aberdeen Portraits No. 1', (1857), George Washington Wilson (Scottish, 1823–1893)

'Fading Away' (1858), Henry Peach Robinson (English, 1830–1901)

‘Man Juggling His Own Head' (ca. 1880) by unidentified French artist

'The Vision (Orpheus Scene)' (1907), F. Holland Day (American, Norwood, Massachusetts 1864–1933)

'A Powerful Collision', (1910s), Unknown Artist, German School

‘Room With Eye' (1930) by Maurice Tabard (1897–1984)

‘Hearst Over The People' (1939) by Barbara Morgan (1900-1992)

‘Dirigible Docked on Empire State Building, New York' (1930) by unidentified American artist

'Dream No. 1- ‘Electrical Appliances for the Home'' (1948) by Grete Stern (1904-1999)

‘Man on Rooftop with Eleven Men in Formation on His Shoulders' (ca. 1930) by unidentified American artist

“The practice of doctoring photographs has existed since the medium was invented. Faking It: Manipulated Photography Before Photoshop at The Metropolitan Museum of Art is the first major exhibition devoted to the history of manipulated photography before the digital age.”

- Metropolitan Museum of Art

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