Saturday, October 31, 2015

'Photo' of General Grant Is An Early Example of Compositing



This circa 1902 photo by photographer Levin Corbin Handy, titled “General Grant at City Point,”  purports to show General Ulysses S. Grant posing on a horse with a large number of soldiers in the background, but it’s actually a combination of three different photos.



Grant's head is from an 1864 portrait of Grant by photographer Edgar Guy Fowx:


The horse and rider’s body is from an 1864 portrait of Major Gen. Alexander M. McCook:



The background is an 1864 photo of Confederate prisoners captured at the battle of Fisher’s Hill, Virginia:




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