Photoshop 1903?

Just added a suspicious pic of TR with his Cabinet in his “executive office” in the old West Wing. How many of these characters do you think were actually in the room with him at the time?

The legend reads

Cortelyou, Knox, Payne, Moody, Hay, Roosevelt, Hichcock, Root, Shaw, Wilson. The President reading his message to the Cabinet before sending it to Congress.

Update: Let me stress that the photo is a genuine 1903 print. I haven’t done anything to it myself, and I doubt the Library of Congress did. But clearly the original publisher optically printed in several of the figures.

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9 thoughts on “Photoshop 1903?

  1. OK,I’ll take a shot at it. I think 3 of the guys are photo inserts. The one to our front right of the photo, with the fireplace (and man whose arm is on) it behind him. The other two in our back left hand corner hidden by the table look like they’ve been added, too.

  2. I will add one more – the gentleman standing near the front of the picture between the leather chair and TR. The man has his hand on his hip. Compare him to the chair.

  3. ok, ok, i think 3 people were added
    as an artist, 1.) look at the lighting, and the shadows.
    2.) the quality of the photograph of the inserted people, yeah they off, faded, and doubled, it looks to me like a twin, standing in the upper left?? same man but different shirts.what do you think?

  4. No study of this 1903 photo needed. No way would group pix be taken back then except that the subjects were standing or seated close together. I took it to be “shopped” the first moment I saw it.

  5. No study of this 1903 photo needed. No way would group pix be taken back then except that the subjects were standing or seated close together. I took it to be “shopped” the first moment I saw it.

  6. all of them were members of the presidents cabinet in 1903.

    ps. cortelyou & payne do look similar so i dont think the the same person.

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