CAMOUFLAGE CONCEALS UNSIGHTLY WATER TANK (Jun, 1936)

Wow, if I hadn’t read the headline I would never have known it was there!

CAMOUFLAGE CONCEALS UNSIGHTLY WATER TANK
Members of the famous art colony at Provincetown on Cape Cod, Mass., recently redecorated a local water standpipe so that it no longer constituted an eyesore to the community. Following a carefully planned camouflage scheme, the black water tank was repainted a light blue and then skillfully covered with a patchwork of other colors.

3 comments
  1. jayessell says: June 28, 20075:30 pm

    What water tank?

  2. galessa says: June 29, 20078:05 pm

    you mean that tall cow over there?

  3. Roger Knights says: January 9, 20085:27 pm

    Camouflage isn’t the dead-on word: “soften” or “de-starkify” would have been more accurate. I think it’s a terrific way for whimsical doodlers to lighten things up. Why not have polka-dotted fire hydrants, and swirl-striped bus-sign poles, for instance? I wish some doodlers could be commissioned to camouflage some of the stark, self-important public art works that are being strewn around.

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