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Camouflage Class
Camouflage class


From the Farm Security Administration-Office of War Information Collection, Library of Congress, a scene from a “camouflage class in New York University, where men and women are preparing for jobs in the Army or in industry.” The assignments sound rather intensive: “make models from aerial photographs, re-photograph them, then work out a camouflage scheme and make a final photograph.”

But what would happen if you repeat the same process, only this time you make the model not from aerial photographs but from that final photograph of the camouflage scheme? And the same process gets repeated again. And again and again. Over and over until you've produced a township of simulated simulacra, a camouflage of a camouflage of a camouflage that actually gets built.

And then you go for a visit...
4 COMMENTS —
  • Alexander Trevi
  • October 20, 2006 at 2:12:00 PM CDT
  • There's actually a second photo of the class, though linking to it is impossible, as far as I know, since the URL is just a temporary placeholder. But how was it possible to link to a permanent URL for the first one, I don't know.

    In any case, go here.

    And if that turns out to be another temp page, just click on "Camouflage (Military science)" under "Subjects".


  • Alexander Trevi
  • October 20, 2006 at 2:45:00 PM CDT
  • Yes, but I wanted to link to the catalogue entry.

    And in case someone wants the 138MB version!


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