Before the advent of modern technologies and photo retouching techniques, image manipulation was in vogue even in the past, above all to obtain surprising effects or to deceive the observer. The photo editing could be set already at the time of shooting, or rather shots, as in the case of double exposure, which allowed to portray two subjects also distant in space and time overlapping two images on the same plate. In this way it was possible to unite unlikely couples, to “resuscitate” the dead or to create false photographs of ghosts. The use of retouching for macabre effects was in use especially in the Victorian age. Other techniques in vogue were collage and posthumous coloration. Through the collage it was possible to create so-called spiritual photographs, with huge insects that colonized houses and cities or giant fish to promote seaside resorts. With posthumous color, on the other hand, the black and white photographs could be colored to create an effect of greater realism. The skill of photographers and artists was central, because they lacked all the modern means for a quick and effective photo editing like today’s. For a single photo they could take whole days of work to get the desired result!