33 People Hiding in This Iconic Photo of Gettysburg Who Aren't Lincoln

Thanks to a discovery made by one Lincoln-loving professor from North Carolina, the subjects in this classic photo taken at Gettysburg have been called into question. Is that really Lincoln? Or is that other guy Lincoln? And most importantly—what else might be lurking in those creased sepia shadows? Fortunately, you all were more than happy to provide us with the answers.

Time travel was a common (and clever!) theme, but one twerking 'shop job stood above the rest. And as you can see above, our champion, Crucials, certainly deserves his prize (of personal satisfaction and honor).


Our still phenomenal honorable mentions follow below, and you can check out the rest of the entries down in the comments. To those who lost, come back tomorrow to find a brand new contest with which you can attempt to regain your dignity. And seeing how great you did with his one, I'm genuinely excited to see how you fare with what we have planned for this week's contest. I'm not going to spoil it, but just know that the potential for fun abounds.


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Photoshop Contest: What Else Is Hiding in This Cryptic Lincoln Pic?

As you may or may not have heard, a University of North Carolina professor claims to have found a major mistake in Lincoln history. Some blurry, sepia-skinned dude in the photo who we'd believed was Lincoln was actually not! As this Smithsonian Magazine article details, it's more likely that Lincoln is this other blurry, sepia-skinned due.

The problem, of course, being that because these photos are so old, there's really only so much blowing up we can do before we start entering Seurat territory. So really, who know what else might be hiding in that mass of soldiers. It could be anything! For this week's Photoshop contest, we want you to do whatever's within your means to show us the most bizarre, hilarious, clever, and genius things that might be hiding in this classic American shot. You can find the original Smithsonian Magazine article for context here.


Submissions will be graded on originality, technique, and laffs; you'll have from now until the end of the day this coming Tuesday, October 8 to submit your entry in Kinja down below. We'll announce the lucky winners that Wednesday. Until then, best of luck to you all.