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American artist Xanthus Smith, painted this watercolor of World War I ships in Casco Bay in September 1918. A resident of Pennsylvania, Smith often traveled to the Maine coast during his career.
This brightly colored camouflage was known as ‘Dazzle’ or ‘Razzle Dazzle’, a paint scheme credited to artist Norman Wilkinson and used extensively during World War I.
About This Item
- Title: Camouflaged ships, Casco Bay, 1918
- Creator: Xanthus Smith
- Creation Date: 1918
- Subject Date: 1918
- Location: Cumberland County, ME
- Media: Watercolor on paper
- Dimensions: 17 cm x 25 cm
- Local Code: 2001.313.003
- Object Type: Image
Cross Reference Searches
Standardized Subject Headings
- Dories (Boats)
- Casco Bay (Me.)
- Armored vessels--United States
- Camouflage (Military science)
- World War, 1914-1918--Camouflage
- Art and camouflage
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