LOCATION UNKNOWN
1928
PHOTOGRAPHER UNKNOWN

REPRESENTATION:
Herbert Hoover, the Republican presidential candidate in the 1928 election, is seen with Charles Curtis, his running mate. 

REALITY:
The campaign required Curtis and Hoover to maintain an image of friendship.  In reality, the two men were at such odds that they refused to pose together for a photograph. 

The administration was forced to merge two separate images and paint in a hand to give the ilusion that the running mates were in harmony. The photo was revealed as a fake following the campaign.    


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Image courtesy of the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library-Museum