Restoration of Bernhard Gillam (1856-1896)'s Phryne before the Chicago Tribunal
Let's face it, this was too hilariously weird NOT to clean up.
To start, let me quote the Library of Congress on this one:
Summary: Illustration showing Republican presidential candidate James G. Blaine, wearing shorts, a bib with the words "Magnetic Pad", and covered with tatoos relating to his various shaddy dealings, standing before Republican delegates who are dressed as Greek senators. Drawing is based on Gerome's painting Pyrne Before the Tribunal.
Basically, this replaces a beautiful woman in the original artwork (which can be seen at [link]
) with a fat, bearded old man.
See also the TVTropes article on Fan Disservice.
Finally, Source details! This is a cleanup of a Library of Congress scan ( [link]
), of a page from June 4, 1884 issue of Puck
a major illustrated magazine in America at the time. Time: Well, I did this a bit ago, but I think it was around 6 hours. Removing the crease was somewhat difficult, and there was also the normal other stuff.