|USS Wilbert Edwards (1917) in camouflage|
The question of whether a barber is a camouflage artist or whether he makes you look just like you is, was the subject of an animated discussion in an Oswego tonsorial parlor one day this week. When you see him slick some other uncouth up until he looks like he had just jumped out of a band box, you are persuaded that he is a human camoufleur of the first water, and then when you look in the glass when he has dolled you up some, you are equally sure that he has only exposed to better scrutiny the fine points of facial appearance that you possess and instead of being camouflaged, you have only been unmasked.
Note There are no full-color
photographs of WWI ship camouflage. The original of the black and white
image above (US government, public domain) has been digitally
“colorized” using AI software. While its light / dark values are
accurate, the choice and location of colors, even when plausible, may
not be literally correct.