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James G. Blaine restoration by AdamCuerden James G. Blaine restoration by AdamCuerden
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.
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Paquito-2 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2013
Amusant!

Et digne de notre grand Daumier, grand dessinateur humoristique et contempteur de la "Comédie humaine à la française"!
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Yonaka-Yamako Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2010
The woman wasn't the only thing that was replaced... :lol:

Ah yes... 130 years of Chicago style politics and still at it. I'm amused by it historical relevance and just goes to show how long this has been going on.
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AdamCuerden Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2010  Hobbyist Artist
One of the men almost behind him - just right of his paunch - is gazing at him with a look on his face of extreme contentment. This disturbs me a little =P
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Yonaka-Yamako Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2010
Given they were all politicians and his contemporaries... It gives pause to wonder. >_<
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