The Gallery of Fake Viral Images
Fake viral images have become a hallmark of the Internet. But if we look back through history, it's possible to find fake images spreading in a viral fashion even in the late 19th century, when photos circulated via picture postcards or in magazines. So the phenomenon is older than most people might assume. The images in this gallery are arranged in descending chronological order, starting with the present and going all the way back to the 1860s.