Doctored photos and the Internet were made for each other, in fact the word Photoshopped seems to cover any manipulated image. The product Adobe Photoshop is usually the tool of choice, but fudging a photo isn’t new, back in the day it just took more work. Geoff C. sent me the following photo of a couple of racing Sizaire et Naudins on a velodrome circa 1909.
The odd thing is I have another picture of the same two cars from another angle:
And another from the rear:
You should be able to draw a timeline on these pics by the amount of vital fluids leaking all over the boards…. the next cycle race would have been interesting.
Joe Stalin also seems to have been an avid user of Photoshop in the more literal sense.
I am currently on a Lancia rally adding to my to-do list, see http://www.alr.org.au