Camouflage class in New York University, where men and women are preparing for jobs in the Army or in industry, New York, N.Y. They make models from aerial photographs, re-photograph them, then work out a camouflage scheme and make a final photograph (LO

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Collins, Marjory,, 1912-1985,, photographer.

Camouflage class in New York University, where men and women are preparing for jobs in the Army or in industry, New York, N.Y. They make models from aerial photographs, re-photograph them, then work out a camouflage scheme and make a final photograph

1943 March

1 transparency : color.

Notes:
Title from FSA or OWI agency caption.
Transfer from U.S. Office of War Information, 1944.

Subjects:
New York University
Universities & colleges
World War, 1939-1945
Camouflage (Military science)
United States--New York (State)--New York

Format: Transparencies--Color

Rights Info: No known restrictions on publication.

Repository: Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, Washington, D.C. 20540 USA, hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.print

Part Of: Farm Security Administration - Office of War Information Collection 12002-64 (DLC) 93845501

General information about the FSA/OWI Color Photographs is available at hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.fsac

Higher resolution image is available (Persistent URL): hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/fsac.1a34584

Call Number: LC-USW36-791

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  1. hades.himself 76 months ago | reply

    This picture is an amazing history artifact. I had no idea that back in 1940 the army would care about camouflage details like that.

  2. pepsiline 76 months ago | reply

    Camouflage ? like the colors of the army uniforms ?

  3. Ernest W Adams 76 months ago | reply

    They camouflaged EVERYTHING, not just uniforms. Buildings, tanks, tents, anything, so as to try to prevent it being noticed in aerial photographs or by enemy scouts.

  4. rodeochiangmai 76 months ago | reply

    This photograph is very informative and insightful. Thank You.

  5. eric.stevens 76 months ago | reply

    Fantastic photo, I also had no idea they went to this extent.

    --
    Seen in your 1930s-40s in Color set. (?)

  6. Francys 72 months ago | reply

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Wonder Woman, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

  7. connicon 72 months ago | reply

    Hi, I'm in a group called Top 20 People at Work, and we'd love to have you and your photo join the group. Thanks!

  8. sophie.z.j. 68 months ago | reply

    Lovely photograph and lovely story. I think I will use this picture in a news letter for the National Heritage Board og Sweden. Thankyou!!

  9. Ricardo Barbieri 66 months ago | reply

    please consider share this amazing pic in man@work group.

    thank you

    Oi! Sou administrador de um grupo chamado Man @ work e nós adoraríamos ter isto adicionado ao grupo!

  10. Paco Peña 66 months ago | reply

    I saw this excelent shot in Man@work

  11. Frankie_117 66 months ago | reply

    Look at the quality of the aerial photo - outstanding for the day!

  12. xkrodx 65 months ago | reply

    Talk about dedication. I had no idea that this was ever done. I would have never imagined that this is what they would do to make things camouflaged. This is definitely the right way to get it done. I wonder how long it took to make these models and from where the models were taken.

  13. marysz 64 months ago | reply

    It would be great of there was an exhibition of these retouched maps. They look like real works of art. Where are they now?

  14. phoppernowlin 62 months ago | reply

    Wow. That is really interesting.

  15. Beth Wales 61 months ago | reply

    My dad told me that here in Britain, we did the same. Sawdust was spread on canals and rivers which were close to enemy targets ,so as to dull the shine on moonlit nights.(enemy aircraft would follow the river up to the munitions/aircraft factory).
    Efforts would be made to make an area of wasteland/ open fields appear to be the target , using balsa wood "buildings" and using burning -oil barrels to mark a false riverbank, or false aircraft runway.
    Worked, a lot of the time.

  16. Jkadavoor (Jee) 54 months ago | reply

    Great and informative.

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called People love their Work, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

  17. mikeaddisonphotos 45 months ago | reply

    This Photo is Brilliant!
    this photo is brilliant!

    Mike

  18. Automotivespace 30 months ago | reply

    Hi, we are using temporarily, your photo
    on www.automotivespace.it/eng/the-interviews/

    Many Thanks

  19. jtan163 8 months ago | reply

    In Britain I believe they had pipe systems (called "starfish" or "Q decoys") with oil and gas decoys in empty fields near some important targets and towns.
    The idea was everything was blacked out, but the oil ad gas systems would be ignited and appear to be a burning target (e.g a burning factory or airfield or whatever) then the next wave of bombers would bomb the decoy which would be clearly visible and easy to aim for.

    See www.portsdown-tunnels.org.uk/surface_sites/qsite_p1.html and en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Starfish_site for details.

  20. Beth Wales 8 months ago | reply

    Yeah,jtan163 that's exactly what they did.Happened around Trafford Park, a big industrial complex near Manchester.My Dad was on firewatch there during the war.The place was surrounded by farmland and mossy bogland and they used Q decoys to good effect there, :-)

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