@Murphytheyeti - You’re right, that statement isn’t necessarily true, but lying with photos was pretty rampant since photography was in its childhood. In the late 19th century, when spiritualism (i.e. seances and the like) was all the rage, a lot of hucksters would photograph some sucker, have them bring a photo of a long-lost loved one, double expose the two, and give it back to them, claiming that the dead person’s spirit was with them in the room. P.T. Barnum - of all people! - debunked this at some point in the 1870s, using this technique to create a photo of himself with the “ghost” of Abraham Lincoln behind him. You could always lie with photos. Back then, it’s not only that it was technically less efficient and limited to do so. It’s also that so many people were sure photos couldn’t possibly lie that they could be more easily duped by it.