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‘Muroc Maru’, 28 August 1944, Rogers Dry Lake, Southern California.
A 200 meters wooden replica of a Japanese Atago-class heavy cruiser (dubbed the Muroc Maru) was constructed during 1943 on this lakebed for skip-bombing practice. The bright Sand dunes, under certain conditions, created the illusion of water. [Edwards Air Force Base History Office]



RAF Barrage Balloons with WAAF Operating Crews. c.1940


Étienne-Jules Marey, Georges Demenÿ in a black suit with a white stripe down side, 1884.


Pigeons Bred with Camouflage, 1941
Camouflaged pigeons, with a mottled plumage to make them almost invisible to the enemy, were bred in Ontario, during WWII, by Ray R. Delhauer, a retired officer.
Believing that pigeons were too vulnerable because bright patches of white or colored feathers made them an easy target, Delhauer bred and crossbred his birds until he achieved a strain with mottled gray and dusty white feathers on their under-bodies as well as on their wings and backs.
(Popular Science, Jan, 194, p. 81)


Edith Burchett, London, c. 1920.


May 1956: A tattoo artist paints a permanent beauty spot onto the cheek of a female client at his workshop in Copenhagen. (Photo by John Firth)


Maude Wagner, circus performer and female tattoo artist, Los Angeles, 1907.


Postcard of Ben Abu Bekier, Tattooed “Indian Fakir.” Germany, ca. 1910s.





Cow being painted with white stripes to increase visibility during wartime blackouts (England, 1940s).



Fake Pre, WWII and after swiss houses. Painting detail of a swiss concrete bunker disguised as mountain chalet. Each of these bunkers was covered with a customised skin inspired by…