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16 Pictures Showing the 19th Century’s “Photoshop”

A collection of pictures showing real photos vs. paintings of famous people in the 19th century

Did you know that Photoshop existed even in the 19th century? Well, not for real, but it happens that they did know some tricks to make someone more appealing.
It is known that there were some specialists in photo retouching, but the painters as well did a good job!

Viral Strange has collected 16 pictures showing real famous people vs. their photos and paintings. See for yourself and spot the difference.

1. Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon, the mother of Queen Elizabeth II (1900 — 2002)

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2. Mary of Teck, the spouse of George V (1867 — 1953)

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3. Isabella II of Spain (1830 — 1904)

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4. Princess Helena of the United Kingdom (1846 — 1923)

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5. Victoria, Princess Royal, German Empress (1840 — 1901)

© Wikimedia Commons, © CC0 1.0, © East News

6. Charlotte of Belgium (1840 — 1927)

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7. Sophie of Württemberg, Queen of the Netherlands (1818 — 1877)

© Wikimedia Commons, © CC0 1.0, © East News

8. Queen Victoria (1819 — 1901)

© Roland Garel Collection / SIPA / Sipa Press Russia / East News, © Charles Knight / Wikimedia Commons, © CC0 1.0
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9. Maria Christina of Austria, Queen consort of Spain (1858 — 1929)

© Fine Art Images / Image State / East News, © Album / Prisma / East News

10. Maria Luisa of Bourbon-Parma, Princess-consort of Bulgaria (1870 — 1899)

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11. Grand Duchess Elena Vladimirovna of Russia (1882 — 1957)

© East News, © CHARLOTTE ZEEPVAT / Mary Evans Picture Library / East News

12. Princess Beatrice of the United Kingdom, Queen Victoria’s fifth daughter (1857 — 1944)

© Wikimedia Commons, © CC0 1.0, © Mary Evans / Grenville Collins Postcard Collection / East News

13. Alexandra Feodorovna, the spouse of Nicholas II of Russia (1872 — 1918)

© East News, © East News

14. Princess Alice of Battenberg, the mother-in-law of Queen Elizabeth II (1885 — 1969)

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15. Alexandra of Denmark, the spouse of Edward VII (1844 — 1925)

© Wikimedia Commons, © CC0 1.0, © Ann Ronan Picture Library / Image State / East News

16. Vincent van Gogh (1853 — 1890)

© Wikimedia Commons, © CC0 1.0, © Wikimedia Commons, © CC0 1.0

Which one did you fancy the most? Which one had the most differences between real and photos/paints? Tell us in the comments!

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