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Think about it, it fits in this thread
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Pyrrho wrote: Sat Oct 17, 2020 12:23 pm HOWever...it's a digital fake.
Yeah, I also found the typography somewhat anachronistic. Thanks.
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1059. Didn't quite catch on, but still. 8)

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Witness wrote: Sat Oct 17, 2020 11:59 pm
Pyrrho wrote: Sat Oct 17, 2020 12:23 pm HOWever...it's a digital fake.
Yeah, I also found the typography somewhat anachronistic. Thanks.
That was the first clue...didn't look right. Then it was the clipped edges of the image area. Did a TinEye search and the oldest image was from 2008. Then searched for the painter's name and the originals turned up in the images part of the search.
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Image "If I turn in a sicko, will I get a reward?"

"Yes! A BIG REWARD!" ====> Click here to turn in a sicko
The arc of the moral universe bends towards chaos.
People who believe God or History are on their side provide the chaos.
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Pyrrho wrote: Sun Oct 18, 2020 2:33 pm That was the first clue...didn't look right. Then it was the clipped edges of the image area. Did a TinEye search and the oldest image was from 2008. Then searched for the painter's name and the originals turned up in the images part of the search.
In general Google reverse image search finds more stuff than TinEye (ironic, in a way), but I don't like to use Google. In that particular case it found the originals and this stamp:

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https://www.hipstamp.com/listing/patrio ... la/5297347

I wonder if it's genuine too, the seller's blather seems a tad ambiguous…
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A young American woman soaks in Adolf Hitler’s bathtub, her muddy boots staining his bath mat, and an official portrait of the Fuehrer sits on the tub’s edge.

The woman is Lee Miller, the only female combat photographer in Europe during World War Two. She is pictured in Hitler’s Munich apartment on April 30, 1945, by fellow war correspondent David Scherman.

“This was actually taken on the day that Hitler committed suicide, although Lee Miller didn’t know that until after the event,” said Hilary Roberts, research curator of photography at the museum, who put together the show.

Shortly before, Miller had toured and photographed the Dachau concentration camp. She and Scherman had then made their way to Munich, by this time under U.S. occupation, and headed for Hitler’s apartment, where they spent the night with a group of other people, the curator said.

“The key objects in the photograph are Lee Miller’s boots on Hitler’s bath mat, which when she arrived was pristine white, and when she left was covered with dirt from Dachau,” she said.

Miller walked away with more than just a souvenir snapshot of herself in Hitler’s tub. She also filched a few of his mistress Eva Braun’s personal belongings, which are on view in the exhibition: a smiling portrait of Braun, her powder compact, her large Art Deco-style perfume bottle, and her four-piece rose-patterned desk accessory set.

Before the war, Miller was a model, a Surrealist photographer, and a fashion photographer. Yet her concentration camp pictures are among the ones she is most famous for.
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Abdul Alhazred wrote: Sun Oct 18, 2020 2:24 pm 1059. Didn't quite catch on, but still. 8)

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Evidences:
https://www.shorpy.com/node/25928
https://www.shorpy.com/node/25929
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People still do that!
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I put mine in the microwave.
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shemp wrote: Mon Oct 19, 2020 10:27 pm I put mine in the microwave.
We know.

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Spoiler:
A young Prince Charles standing between his grandmother, The Queen Mother, and aunt, Princess Margaret, at his mother Queen Elizabeth's coronation in 1953
Poor little dude is bored to death. :mrgreen:
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Witness wrote: Mon Oct 12, 2020 8:37 pm Newly built Beetles ready for shipping, (West) Germany, 1972.
Old Beetles.

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I once owned a beetle and have very fond memories of it.
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I owned a few, including a Karmann Ghia.