Lincoln’s Joseph Goebbels

Photographs of Lincoln during his campaign and his presidency were what we today would call “photoshopped” by Lincoln’s own version of Hitler’s propaganda minister Joseph Goebbels in the person of photographer Mathew Brady.  Brady even instructed members of the invading Yankee army to pretend they were dead so he could photograph the “corpses” to stir up war fever. Future photo-propagandists would follow Brady’s example, one of which even superimposed Lincoln’s head on another person’s body (Thanks to Lew for bringing the article to my attention).

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10:57 am on April 22, 2021

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