Sunday, May 11, 2014

Dazzle-Camouflaged Zebra

Above World War I-era cartoon by George Morrow, published in Punch magazine, April 7, 1915, p. 280. The caption reads: REMARKABLE CASE OF PROTECTIVE COLORING. Owing, it is believed, to the fears of a German invasion, a zebra at the zoo assumes a neutral aspect.

• Protectively colored (in "stars and stripes") from a British point of view, presumably because the US was still neutral in the war.


Anon, CONTEMPORARY CAMOUFLAGE in The Catholic Press (Sydney AU), January 17, 1924, p, 51—

Son: "Is it true about the ass disguising himself with a lion's skin?"

Father: "So the fable goes; but now the colleges do it with a sheep skin."