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10 Trippy Photos Edited Before Photoshop

The National Gallery of Art’s, Faking It: Manipulated Photography before Photoshop exhibit, is a fascinating look at manipulated photography before the digital age.

From Photoshop to Instagram, photo manipulation is commonplace today and something easily done in the digital-era. Faking It: Manipulated Photography Before Photoshop at the National Gallery of Art, in Washington, D.C., is the first major exhibition devoted to the history of manipulated photography before digital imagery.

The exhibit, which runs through May 5, features around 200 photographs from the 1840s through the 1980s.

1. Io + gatto (Cat + I), 1932

Wanda Wulz/The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Ford Motor Company Collection, courtesy of the National Gallery

2. Room with eye , 1930

Maurice Tabard/The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Elisha Whittelsey Collection, courtesy of the National Gallery

3. Seated man with Brattle Street Church seen through window, 1850

Albert Sands Southworth, Josiah Johnson Hawes/Private collection courtesy of the National Gallery

4. Man in bottle, c. 1888

J.C. Higgins and Son/The Metropolitan Museum of Art courtesy of the National Gallery

5. Unidentified woman seated with a female spirit, 1862-1875

William Mumler/The J. Paul Getty Museum courtesy of the National Gallery

6. Max Ernst , 1946

Frederick Sommer/The J. Paul Getty Museum, Frederick and Frances Sommer Foundation, courtesy of the National Gallery

7. Untitled, 1969

Jerry N. Uelsmann/The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Twentieth-Century Photography Fund, courtesy of the National Gallery

8. Untitled, 1976

Jerry N. Uelsmann/The Metropolitan Museum of Art, David Hunter McAlpin Fund, courtesy of the National Gallery

9. The Pond - Moonrise, 1904

Edward Steichen/The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Alfred Stieglitz Collection, courtesy of the National Gallery

10. Ein kräftiger Zusammenstoss (A Powerfull Collision), 1914

Unknown Photographer/The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Twentieth-Century Photography Fund, courtesy of the National Gallery

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