Famous Historical Moments That Were Photoshopped

Published October 1, 2017
Updated January 9, 2018

Famous Photoshopped Photos: Winston Churchill

Famous Photoshopped Photos Churchill

Source: Kings Of War

One of the most basic things we know about Winston Churchill is that he liked a good cigar. But modern reproductions of him giving his signature victory salute show the Prime Minister without his iconic cigar.

Over the years, the removal of cigarettes or cigars in old photos has become standard practice among photoshopped photos throughout history, and it’s pretty hard to find modern photographs (or modern reproductions of old photos) where people are shown smoking. Another good example is the cover of Abbey Road from the Beatles. Most American covers and posters have airbrushed out the cigarette in Paul’s hand.

Famous Photoshopped Photos Abbey

Also a favorite of conspiracy nuts who think Paul is dead. Source: Legends Revealed


After this look at famous photoshopped photos throughout history, take a look at 25 powerful photos from history with surprising backstories that most people haven’t heard. Then, take a look at 21 Andre the Giant photos you won’t believe haven’t been photoshopped.

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John Kuroski is the editorial director of All That's Interesting. He graduated from New York University with a degree in history, earning a place in the Phi Alpha Theta honor society for history students. An editor at All That's Interesting since 2015, his areas of interest include modern history and true crime.