J. L. BELL is a Massachusetts writer who specializes in (among other things) the start of the American Revolution in and around Boston. He is particularly interested in the experiences of children in 1765-75. He has published scholarly papers and popular articles for both children and adults. He was consultant for an episode of History Detectives, and contributed to a display at Minute Man National Historic Park.

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Thursday, April 01, 2010

Washington as You’ve Never Seen Him

The Museum of Hoaxes reports that on 22 Mar 1937 Life magazine ran this photograph of the statue of Gen. George Washington in Boston’s Public Garden.

Unlike the general, it appears that the magazine was looking forward—ten days to the first of April.

Pretty impressive, considering that the Life staff didn’t have PhotoShop. Which I think Dean Trippe used for his photographs of Barack Obama Looking at Awesome Things.

1 comment:

pilgrimchick said...

Wow--that's amazing! You'd think that sort of thing couldn't be done without the software and equipment we use today.