15 Historical Photos You Believe But They’re Fakes

15 Historical Photos You Believe But They’re Fakes



whoa fifteen historical photos you believe but they're fakes Photography is a great way of recording history and getting you a few hundred likes on social media but back to that history part rather often the image is altered and misleads us it turns out that photo editing gurus walked on earth before Photoshop was invented and could change photos any way they wanted so before we reveal some major photographic lies from the past get your unlimited access to a source you can absolutely trust join the Brightside family click the subscribe button and give that notification Bell a ring alright let's start off counting down from number 15 Einstein and a nuclear explosion on social media we often see a photo of Albert Einstein riding a bike with a pretty epic background an atomic explosion it's nothing like your average vacation shot right in fact this picture consists of two combined photos in one of them the scientist is riding a bike near a house in the other picture there's a series of four nuclear tests at the us's Nevada Test Site in 1962 number 14 baby Hitler now this picture of the then Chancellor of Germany appeared in many British and American newspapers in 1933 the captions mention the prophetic nature of the future evil leader who was born in 1889 however the picture was not real and had been altered quite a bit Adolf Hitler saw the picture and denied being that terrifying looking child he ordered his real baby pictures to be published instead however what gets into a newspaper or to make it worse multiple papers will never vanish completely five years later in 1938 Harriette downs from Ohio saw the picture in a magazine and recognized her son John May Warren who was two at the time the picture was taken number thirteen Queen Elizabeth and the Prime Minister of Canada well they say all is fair in love and war and politics you might disagree with this statement but whoever did the publicity for William Lyon Mackenzie King Canadian prime minister from 1935 to 1948 sure did they simply cut out King George the Six from the picture with Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother to make the politician look more powerful in his election campaign hmm seems like the trick worked number 12 women wearing shorts in public for the first time this photo became famous thanks to a Reddit user who posted it with the caption women wearing shorts in public for the first time causes a car accident well it's not quite true this photo was staged and there were even more photos taken during that photo shoot by the way the image was taken in 1937 and shorts weren't common just that but they were certainly around if you take a closer look you'll see that the car doesn't have a single dent or scratch so whoever created this fake picture should have tried harder number 11 David Bowie and Lemmy many people believe that David Bowie and Lemmy the leader of Motorhead were posing for a photo the legendary musicians died just two weeks apart in December 2015 and January 2016 which is when this image went viral in fact it was nothing but a skillful combination of two images one of the pictures was actually of Lemmy with his girlfriend in 1972 the second one was reversed to fit in better and originally showed Bowie with singer and ex-girlfriend Claudia Lanier number 10 Bob Marley and Jimi Hendrix playing soccer this incredibly famous image of Bob Marley and Jimi Hendrix enjoying a game of soccer backstage has been around for years it was taken on November 27th 1979 at the San Diego sports arena any true Hendrix fan will say it's impossible since the star passed away in 1970 as it turns out the picture was taken during Marley's survival to it it all becomes obvious if you studied the uncropped image closely here pay attention to that shirt in the foreground as for the guide mistaken for Hendrix he was a trumpet player named Glenn DaCosta from the Jamaican bands a pal number nine a brave general the image claims to show general ulysses s grant on horseback in front of his troops during the American Civil War this photo was taken in a proud invincible atmosphere and was used to encourage soldiers but this picture is a fake it was made from three different images the body and the horse were taken from two different images of general Alexander McDowell McCook general Grant's soldiers were Confederate prisoners who had no connection to grant at all number eight the first ambulance you've probably seen a picture named first ambulance hope this title is in fact a lie in the photo you can see the u.s. ambulance used during the Civil War the first ambulance as a specialized vehicle was designed by French doctor Dominick Jean larae in 1792 he decided to reorganize the process of rescuing wounded soldiers as an independent institution the ambulance service was formed after the disastrous fire at the Vienna Ring Theatre in 1881 number seven Lincoln's iconic photo we all recognize this famous portrait of Abraham Lincoln standing near a table but there's only 1/8 of Lincoln in this image the photo was stitched together from two different pictures and the body actually belongs to a prominent politician named John Caldwell Calhoun the funny thing is that Lincoln was against slavery and Calhoun strongly defended this ideology number six niccolò paganini z' daguerreotype the daguerreotype process or degorio potti was the first publicly available photographic process introduced worldwide in 1839 and for nearly 20 years it was the one most commonly used this image was considered to be packing in EES true to gary o-type as it turns out years later there are no actual degorio types of the most celebrated violinist none known to the general public at least the person in the picture is Giuseppe Florina a violin maker he created this fake photo and had been misleading people for many years number five the Cottingley fairies cousins Elsie Wright and Frances Griffiths took several pictures that attracted the attention of Arthur Conan Doyle he was a spiritualist and believed that these young ladies had managed to take photos of tiny fairies he even used one of them to illustrate his book the girls later admitted that the photographs were fake and that they'd used cardboard cutouts of fairies copied from a popular children's book number four Fonda and Kari at an anti-war rally remember that I mentioned politicians using photography as a tool of propaganda well here's another good example of that this picture credited to the Associated Press by mistake went viral in 2004 during the presidential election campaign but it was two images skillfully combined one of them was taken on June 13th 1971 of John Kerry at an anti-war rally in Mineola New York the second was of Jane Fonda speaking at a Miami Beach rally in August 1972 can light the copyright owner of the original image of Kerry revealed the original negatives to prove the shot was a fake number three a banner of victory over the Reichstag did you know that this legendary photo was staged photographer yevgenii called 'i was choosing between three locations for the victory shot the Brandenburg Gate Tempelhof Airport and the Reichstag building which eventually won by the time the photographer Berlin Soviet soldiers had already raised their flag over the building this fact is universally known but not so many people know that the picture was retouched a little in the photo one of the soldiers had a wristwatch on each arm indicating that he probably had been looting one watch was removed and it could have saved the soldier's life looters were punished with execution in Stalin's times number two a levitating person technically this photo is real and it wasn't photo shot we also know the name of the person depicted in the photo but it's still a fraud the man is Colin Evans an early twentieth-century spiritualist medium now aren't these guys ever large know they're always medium anyway he was performing in complete darkness when the picture was taken all he did was jump from his chair into the air and pretend to have levitated he explained that it was the spirits that had lifted him a cord leading from a device in his hand indicated that it was Evans himself who triggered the flash photography finally it's time for the most provocative shot for today number one Marilyn Monroe and John Kennedy many people think that these pictures of Marilyn Monroe and John Kennedy's affair are real in fact these are staged photos by Alison Jackson who is famous for her bold pictures of celebrity doppelgangers the only known real photo of Marilyn and President John F Kennedy was taken the same day she performed her famous happy birthday mr. president at his 45th birthday party at Madison Square Garden on May 19 1962 so did you know that these images were fakes please share your thoughts in the comments below don't forget to give this video a like share it with your friends and click Subscribe stay on the bright side