Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Photoshopping existed before Photoshop

Think heavily airbrushed photos of models and celebrities are a modern invention of this image-obsessed world? Think again!
Whilst browsing online through some old photos I came across this doozy- from a hand-coloured postcard from the 1930s.


I immediately noticed there was something unsettling about her face, then was drawn to an obvious lighter area beside her chin- why those dirty bastards have shaved off her chin!
Observe:
They have also shaved off some of her cheek below her nose.
The poor lass- having a normal sized chin is extremely unfeminine!
Tinting photos was common practice before coloured film, but it is funny to see even back then people went to pains to create an idealised beauty. Some things don't change!

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