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These images show Benito Amilcare Andrea Mussolini, leader of the National Fascist Party, in 1942.  The image on the right is the original, while the image on the left has been "doctored" (the 1940s version of "Photoshopping). What is different? Why might Mussolini have opted to change the photograph in this way?

The images above show Benito Amilcare Andrea Mussolini, leader of Italy's National Fascist Party, in 1942.  The image on the right is the original, while the image on the left has been "doctored" (the 1940s version of "Photoshopping"). What is different? Why might Mussolini have opted to change the photograph in this way? What version of history does the original image tell, and what do you make of Mussolini's attempt to "rewrite" it with the doctored one?

Source:  Connor, Kevin, and Hany Farid, PhD. "Photo Tampering throughout History." Image Authentication and Forensics. Fourandsix Technologies, Inc., 2011-14. Web. 26 Aug. 2014.