William Notman is the forefather of photoshop since 1864; he photographed people individually in his studio and then he literarily cut and paste their images on a pastoral background and made a fortune doing this for several decades…
Musée McCord Museum's photostream
Notman Photographic Archives:
Institutions and researchers from all over the world consult the Notman Photographic Archives.
(this montage was created by me, the piano piece was played by Hermione)
As seen on youtube